The CBSO conducted by Ludovic Morlot performs works from Stravinsky and Ravel, joined by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason for Elgar's Cello Concerto.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot Conductor
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello
Stravinsky Funeral Song
Elgar Cello Concerto
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé
Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award, 19-year old Sheku Kanneh-Mason become the highest charting cellist in official album chart history with his album, Inspiration, after he performed at St George’s Chapel while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the marriage register. He joins the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Elgar’s contemplative and elegiac Cello Concerto.
Acclaimed conductor Ludovic Morlot opens this vibrant concert with the brooding power of Stravinsky’s sonorous Funeral Song and concludes with Ravel’s lavish Daphnis et Chloé – featuring the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.