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Melissa Bradshaw

Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins In Harmony orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

5:10, 11th March 2019

On Sunday 10 March, 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joined hundreds of children from across Liverpool on stage at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, to celebrate the tenth birthday of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s In Harmony Liverpool programme.

The In Harmony programme helps students with the greatest need and fewest resources to learn an instrument, placing professional musicians in the heart of the poorest communities in the city and using music to transform the lives of children and young people. The programme reaches more than 1,500 children every week.

Kanneh-Mason performed the Adagio from Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and in the world premiere of Stephen Deazley’s The Wonder Files, composed especially for In Harmony’s tenth birthday. Speaking from the stage, he said: ‘I’m really pleased to be here in Liverpool, playing music along these incredibly enthusiastic children and young people. Initiatives like In Harmony are really important in giving children the opportunity to play and enjoy music.’


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