Milton Keynes City Orchestra
The Venue, Walton High
Friday 5th October 2018
Conductor: Damian Iorio
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations
Soloist: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
C.P.E. Bach - Symphony in D major
Haydn - Symphony No. 94 Surprise
Since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016 Sheku Kaneh-Mason’s career has taken off big time. His debut recording, Inspiration¸ released in February 2018, leapt into the classical charts; his solo performance at the Royal Wedding in May attracted the highest praise from those who were there and from millions of television viewers worldwide; and in June he won two Classic Brit awards – male artist of the year and the critics’ choice. We are thrilled to welcome Sheku to Milton Keynes.
Richard Wagner surprised his wife with the first performance of the Siegfried Idyll on her birthday on Christmas day 1870. Haydn’s 94th Symphony is known as the Surprise for good reason. And J.S Bach’s son’s Symphony will come as a very pleasant surprise to all who don’t already know it.
During this concert the MK Community Foundation will present the Christopher Hopkinson Memorial Bursary to the winner of their 2019 award for musical excellence. MKCO is delighted to partner MK Community Foundation to find a talented winner.