Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar

Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2024
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, hailed by The New Yorker as “a cellist of blazing sensitivity,” makes his CSO debut in Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto. Paavo Järvi conducts Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony, a visceral, dramatic work exploring humanity’s potential for conflict, born in the aftermath of World War I. Beethoven’s jubilant hymn to liberty opens the program.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Carl Grapentine
Thursday, February 15, 2024
7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2024
7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2024
3:00 PM

Leonore Overture No. 3


Cello Concerto


Symphony No. 5


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Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Carl Grapentine in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

CSO African American Network

On Thursday, February 15 the CSO African American Network will host a postconcert reception following the concert. Tickets required for entry. Learn more about the event here »


The appearance of Sheku Kanneh-Mason is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.