Spotlight on… Sheku

Spotlight on… Sheku

Friday 04th June, 2021 - Friday 04th June, 2021


Concert Hall


Mendelssohn The Hebrides ‘Fingal’s Cave’, Op.26
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104

London Mozart Players
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Jaime Martin conductor
Ruth Rogers leader

London Mozart Players, under the baton of Jaime Martin, bring a duet of musical masterpieces and a young musical star to Croydon in June to reopen the Fairfield Halls after the Covid-19 restrictions. The solo spotlight will shine on acclaimed cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who will perform the pinnacle of the repertoire, Dvorak’s stirring and poignant cello concerto. Since its premiere in 1896, this concerto has become one of the most performed and most recorded pieces for the instrument. Epic and symphonic in scope, it is full of memorable themes, and resonates with a lyricism that’s bound to stir the emotions, particularly in the hands of our talented soloist, Sheku. LMP is delighted to be performing again alongside this remarkable young musician in this touching, powerful work.

The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, a painterly tone poem that evokes memories of a trip to Scotland, particularly the dramatic sight of Fingal’s Cave on the Isles of Staffa.

These two socially-distanced concerts will be the first concerts at Fairfield Halls when it reopens after lockdown.

There will be two concerts on the same day to accommodate social distancing.

This concert will also be filmed for a limited release on the LMP website in June 2021.


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Venue Info

Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Download the Concert Hall seating plan