Watch again: Sheku performs Saint-Saëns
Philharmonia Sessions: Sheku performs Saint-Saëns
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The Philharmonia Sessions is a series of new online performances. Take the best seat in your house to enjoy specially created performances of some of the most uplifting classical music.
We open this hopeful new chapter in our history with a celebration of string playing. Star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who became a household name when he played at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018, performs Saint-Saëns’s lyrical Cello Concerto No. 1.
John Wilson conducts the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Vaughan Williams’s rhapsodic masterpiece is well suited to socially-distanced performance – he divides his forces into two mini-orchestras and a string quartet, and asks for them to be placed as far apart as possible, to weave a web of luminous sound around the listener.
John and Carol Wates
The Wates Foundation
Promoted in partnership with Classic FM.
The session will remain online for 30 days.
Holly Mathieson – conductor
Lucy Drever – presenter
Angie Newman – British Sign Language interpreter
GEORGE WALKER Lyric for strings, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana, RAVEL Mother Goose (excerpts), JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst
Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor – piano
Jason Evans – trumpet
- Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
- Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings
- Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C, Jupiter
Paavo Järvi – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin
- Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
- Beethoven Symphony No. 1