Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Ruth Reinhardt, conductor
Robert Schumann – Manfred Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations
Kaija Saariaho – Ciel d’hiver
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
One of the most popular composers of all time takes center stage as the orchestra performs Beethoven’s bold and playful Symphony No. 1. Since being named the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year at 17, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has rocketed to the upper echelons of classical music. Like his heroes Jacqueline du Pré and Bob Marley, Kanneh-Mason has a special gift for crossing musical barriers and social divisions with his magnetic artistry. See this artistry at work as he takes on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations.
Bring a young person! The Seattle Symphony invites up to two people ages 8–18 to attend this show FREE with the purchase of an accompanying adult ticket. Family Connections passes become available three weeks prior to the concert date, and are available by phone and in-person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office. Click here for more information about Family Connections tickets.