BBC Young Musician 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason headlines one of the highlights of this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto with London Mozart Players.
The concert is part of a weekend takeover series specially curated by Croydon’s resident orchestra, and also featuring a side/side performance of Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony with young musicians from Croydon Music & Arts.
SHOSTAKOVICH | CHAMBER SYMPHONY
HAYDN | CELLO CONCERTO IN C
MOZART | ‘HAFFNER’ SYMPHONY NO.35
The first black musician to win the BBC accolade, Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of the UK’s emerging classical musicians. His self-titled debut EP was released this year on Decca Classics, and features his take on Leonard Cohen’s classic Hallelujah¸ which he performed at the 2017 BAFTAs at the Royal Albert Hall. In this special collaboration, the cellist performs alongside Croydon’s own orchestra, as well as musicians from Croydon Music & Arts.