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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist in recital

  • Folly Theater 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is already a star in Great Britain, but he’s waiting to be discovered on this side of the Atlantic. Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year contest in January 2018, his debut album for Decca hit No. 18 on the official U.K. album chart and number one on the classical chart. The 20-year-old cellist is from an exceptional family of seven children who are all accomplished classical musician. Sheku’s older sister Isata, 23, will play piano for the recital. 

In 2015 he appeared on Britain’s Got Talent with his siblings and he was a featured performer at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Like his musical heroes Mstislav Rostropovich and Bob Marley, Kanneh-Mason connects with audiences on a deep, soulful level.

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PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN Variations in F Major, Op. 66

LUTOSLAWSKI Grave

BARBER Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

RACHMANINOFF Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 19


Since 2004, our Series has presented 50 free concerts to our Kansas City community. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Discovery Concert is free to the public. Print-at-home online tickets are available now by using the TICKETS button below (limit 4 per household).

{ Please note that a parking pass is not included with tickets at this time, but we will send you a link to print a parking pass when it becomes available. }

Seating is first come, first served. A ticket does not guarantee a seat; after the hall has reached capacity, no one else will be admitted. Seating will begin at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert.