Exciting young English cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his BSO debut in Ernest Bloch’s 1916 Schelomo ("King Solomon"), in which the expansively melodic cello role represents the voice of the king. Opening the concert is the premiere of a BSO-commissioned work by the talented Washington, D.C.-based composer Carlos Simon. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 builds in excitement from its atmospheric introduction through its thrilling finale.
Saturday, February 11 performance Sponsored by Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Andris Nelsons, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Carlos SIMON Four Black American Dances (world premiere; BSO commission)
BLOCH Schelomo: Rhapsody Hébraïque, for cello and orchestra