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Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his Orchestral Series debut with Dmitri Shostakovich’s subtly sinister Cello Concerto No. 1. Shostakovich once told Sofia Gubaidulina that his wish for her was always to continue along her “mistaken path”, turning a critical remark from her Soviet censors into a virtue. Her poignant Fairytale Poem portrays a small piece of chalk in the hand of a child who draws “castles, gardens with pavilions and the sea with the sun on the pavement.”
Sheku Kanneh-Mason's appearance is generously supported by the Shenson Young Artist Debut Fund.
These concerts are generously sponsored by the Athena T. Blackburn Endowed Fund for Russian Music.
Open rehearsals are endowed by a bequest from The Estate of Katharine Hanrahan.