Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Ollie Ali
Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Ollie Ali
Sheku Kanneh-Mason | Harry Baker



“Bach & Beyond”
Lianne La Havas (*1989)
Sour Flower, arranged by Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Harry Baker
Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
Nos. 3, 4, 10, and 15 from 15 Moravian Folk Songs, arranged by Harry Baker
Pohádka (“Fairy Tale”) for cello and piano
Bill Evans (1929–1980)
Waltz for Debby
Pat Metheny (*1954)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (*1999)
Prelude & Fugue
Laura Mvula (*1987)
Green Garden, arranged by Harry Baker
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Prélude from the Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007
Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, BWV 639
Harry Baker (*1997)
I Call to You (based on Bach’s Ich ruf zu dir)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Courante from the Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007
Sarabande from the Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959)
Dansa from Bachiana brasileira No. 2
Toccata from Bachiana brasileira No. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
gue from the Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 850 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)

Intermission at c. 16:55
The concert is expected to end at 18:05


No other composer has left such a strong mark on music history as Johann Sebastian Bach. And his influence is hardly limited to the sphere of classical music, as Bach’s traces can also be found in jazz, pop, and folk music. This gave “artiste étoile” Sheku Kanneh-Mason the idea of exploring these connections in his recital. He will play excerpts from Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello and, with pianist Harry Baker, arrangements of preludes and chorales by the composer. With the Bachiana brasileira No. 2, he presents a tribute to the legendary director of St. Thomas in Leipzig by Bach admirer Heitor Villa-Lobos. And with Moravian Folk Songs by Leoš Janáček, he sets out to reveal unexpected cross-references. Like Bach, the Czech Janáček also drew on the pure source of folk music, Kanneh-Mason explains, and was a kindred spirit. But he will go one step further by alternating Bach with music by the American jazz greats Bill Evans and Pat Metheny that shows how Bach-style polyphony served as a fertile source of inspiration for them. The same goes for the British soul and folk singers Lianne La Havas and Laura Mvula, who are also an exciting part of this lineage.

Event Venue


Morgartenstrasse 16
CH-6003 Luzern

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  • Arrival | Parking Facilities

    The Lutheran Reformed Church of St. Luke is located just a few minutes' walk from the train station, right next to the popular Vögeligärtli Park.

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