Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old British cello virtuoso who nailed it at the royal wedding, will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2019.
He will play in performances at Atlanta Symphony Hall next April 25 and April 27 in the “Elgar Cello Concerto at 100” series. Uruguayan maestro Carlos Kalmar returns to conduct the Elgar, Schumann's Second Symphony, and a rarely heard overture by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame.
Apparently Prince Harry saw Kanneh-Mason, who comes from a gifted musical family, during a performance in London and was royally impressed.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry asked the young musician to play at their wedding.
Kanneh-Mason was named the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, becoming the first black musician so honored.
He was scheduled to play as a guest cellist at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the time. Who wouldn’t, though, change their schedule to play at a royal wedding?
Single ticket sales for the Atlanta performance will be available in August.