Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Following a sold-out 2019 PCMS debut with his sister and recital partner Isata, British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns to the Perelman Theater for a program that includes the Philadelphia premieres of solo cello works by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer and Welsh pianist Gwilym Simcock. Kanneh-Mason’s “light baritone tone quality often blossoms coloristically within the bounds of a single note. In fact, it’s hard to really talk about individual notes in his playing because so much of what he does comes off in lyrically rendered sound shapes” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Bach: Suite in D Minor, BWV 1008
Simcock: Prayer for the Senses  Philadelphia Premiere
Britten: Suite No. 1, Op. 72
Brouwer: Sonata No. 2  Philadelphia Premiere
Finnis: Five Preludes
Cassadó: Suite for Solo Cello

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (including intermission) 

The Artist(s)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Sheku Kanneh-Mason is already in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide. He became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle, his performance having been greeted with universal excitement after being watched by nearly two billion people globally. Sheku initially garnered renown as the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition,… Read More


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