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Bedford: Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Haydn

Bedford Corn Exchange
£14 — £38
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Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in performance.


Elena Schwarz – conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – cello


Grażyna Bacewicz Overture for Symphony Orchestra Listen

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 Listen

— Interval —

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Listen

The Philharmonia returns to the Bedford Corn Exchange with superstar cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who performs in Bedford for the first time. From winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016 to performing at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, his career has gone from strength to strength. Kanneh-Mason is the soloist in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2, an effervescent piece full of sparkling passages across the instrument’s upper and lower registers.

Conductor Elena Schwarz takes to the podium for Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture for Symphony Orchestra – a charming whistlestop tour of a symphony orchestra that’s just a few minutes long – and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Despite his oncoming deafness, Beethoven was still able to channel positivity and optimism into this ebullient symphony.

The performance of Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture for Symphony Orchestra is made possible with funding from the ABO Trust’s Sirens programme, a 10-year initiative to support the performance and promotion of music by historical women composers.

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Prices & Discounts

£14 – £38

Multi-buy offer available; under-16s and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hr 45 mins, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm


Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Corn Exchange

13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL

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£14 — £38