Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings one of the UK’s brightest stars to Barnstaple for a sensational symphonic concert. Elgar’s masterpiece for strings provides the perfect foil to Shostakovich’s powerful and virtuosic Cello Concerto No.1, at times rhythmic and ferocious, but also with moments of wistful tenderness. Mozart’s last symphony is one of the great masterpieces of the genre. From the heroic opening flourishes to the triumphant five-part fugato near the end, it bubbles over with Mozart’s high spirits and compositional genius. Here is late Mozart at the height of his powers.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is already in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide. He became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle, his performance having been greeted with universal excitement after being watched by nearly two billion people globally. Sheku initially garnered renown as the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, and subsequently became a Decca Classics recording artist.

Works and composers

Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1
Mozart Symphony No.41 'Jupiter'