To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies


BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, NG1 5ND
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel0115 989 5555

Add BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason to your Itinerary

Sheku Kannneh-Mason | Visit Nottinghamshire


Royal Concert Hall
Friday 23 November 2018 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 - £35.50

Nottingham’s phenomenal young cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, provides the centrepiece to this centenary concert which marks the end of WWI, performing Elgar’s elegiac concerto. Written in 1919 it distils the composer’s anguish at the devastation across Europe into the most moving concerto for the instrument.

Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony ploughs similar emotional terrain, but the landscape evoked is of wartime France, where the composer had been an army ambulance driver. Impressionistic touches are felt throughout, whether in the echoes of a bugler’s last post, or the haunting, wordless soprano floating over hushed fields.

The opener to this concert is Sir Arthur Bliss’s Checkmate, his superlative ballet score written in 1937 for a production that starred dance luminaries Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn. The rituals of the chess game become a powerful allegorical tale about the rise of dark forces in Europe and the imminence of war, all thrillingly played out in Bliss’s incisive rhythms and vibrant colours.

Martyn Brabbins  conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason  cello
Elizabeth Watts  soprano

Bliss  Suite from Checkmate
Elgar  Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams  A Pastoral Symphony (No. 3)

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Martyn Brabbins in conversation.

Sheku’s debut album, Inspiration, is available now on Decca Classics.

Guide Prices

Price band A £34.50
Price band B £29.50
Price band C £26.50
Price band D £21.50
Price band E £17.50
Price band F £10 (season ticket and multibuy buy package discounts do not apply to this price)

Opening Times

BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason (23 Nov 2018)

Map & Directions

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Hidden Tales Of The Theatre Royal

    Sunday 15 November 2015 at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

    The Theatre Royal Nottingham has teamed up...

    0 miles away
  2. The Hallé

    Rossini's last opera may be rarely performed these days but it's nevertheless achieved...

    0 miles away
  3. Room On The Broom

    Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’...

    0 miles away
  1. Zog

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved Zog comes to life in Mike Shepherd's...

    0 miles away
  2. Whitney - Queen of the Night

    A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time....

    0 miles away
  3. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Friday 27th October 2017

    Barry Wordsworth  conductor...

    0 miles away
  4. The Hallé

    2017-2018 season ends with Mahler's spectacular vision of life, death and the hereafter....

    0 miles away
  5. The Pretenders

    Due to immense demand for their sold out Royal Albert Hall show on April 10 2017, The...

    0 miles away
  6. That'll Be The Day

    After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety...

    0 miles away
  7. See All Three of the James Plays

    Theatre Royal Nottingham

    Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June

    11am (James I: The Key...

    0 miles away
  8. Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra

    Legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman brings his orchestra from Ottawa to...

    0 miles away
  9. The James Plays

    Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2016

    In June 2016 the National Theatre of Scotland and...

    0 miles away
  10. Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing Tour

    The legendary Van Morrison is bringing his new album tour to Nottingham.

    0 miles away
  11. The House On Cold Hill

    Following the overwhelming, sell out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder...

    0 miles away
  12. Milkshake! Live

    Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam,...

    0 miles away
  13. The Wedding Reception

    Packing 5-star reviews from London's West End and Edinburgh Fringe, this bonkers...

    0 miles away
Previous Next


The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, NottinghamWith over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK's most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.

Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Join Our Mailing List
Events | Top Attractions | Special Offers | Competitions
Join our weekly or monthly newsletter for the latest updates from across the city and county
No, thanks