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Thursday, October 10, 2024 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Performance
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UMS’s 146th Annual Choral Union Series opens with the first of three recital debuts by a new generation of dynamic pianists who are taking the musical world by storm.

Isata Kanneh-Mason, who has performed at UMS twice in partnership with her younger brother, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, presents a wide-ranging and eclectic recital program. With works composed over a 168-year period by Austrian, German, Danish, Russian, and Polish composers, she showcases the full range of her emotional depth, from lyrical and romantic to tumultuous displays of sustained energy.

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 60 in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
Clara Schumann Nocturne in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2
Carl Nielsen Chaconne, Op. 32
Sofia Gubaidulina Chaconne
Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58

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Isata Kanneh-Mason
Isata Kanneh-Mason
piano

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Thursday, October 10, 2024 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Performance
Order 2024/25 Season Tickets
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UMS’s 146th Annual Choral Union Series opens with the first of three recital debuts by a new generation of dynamic pianists who are taking the musical world by storm.

Isata Kanneh-Mason, who has performed at UMS twice in partnership with her younger brother, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, presents a wide-ranging and eclectic recital program. With works composed over a 168-year period by Austrian, German, Danish, Russian, and Polish composers, she showcases the full range of her emotional depth, from lyrical and romantic to tumultuous displays of sustained energy.

PROGRAM (Thu 10/10/2024: Hill Auditorium)

Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 60 in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
Clara Schumann Nocturne in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2
Carl Nielsen Chaconne, Op. 32
Sofia Gubaidulina Chaconne
Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58

Meet the Artist

Isata Kanneh-Mason
Isata Kanneh-Mason
piano

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Hill Auditorium
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Isata Kanneh-Mason
Isata Kanneh-Mason
piano

Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason is in great demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She offers eclectic and interesting repertoire with recital programmes encompassing music from Haydn and Mozart via Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann, Chopin and Brahms to Gershwin and beyond. In concerto, she is equally at home in Felix Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann (whose piano concerto featured on Isata’s chart-topping debut recording) as in Prokofiev and Dohnányi.

Isata is a Decca Classics recording artist. Her 2019 album, Romance – the Piano Music of Clara Schumann, entered the UK classical charts at No. 1, Gramophone magazine extolling the recording as “one of the most charming and engaging debuts”. This was followed by 2021’s Summertime, featuring 20th-century American repertoire including a world premiere recording of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Impromptu in B minor and 2023’s endearingly titled album Childhood Tales is a tour-de-force showcase of music inspired by a nostalgia for youth. 2021 also saw the release of Isata’s first duo album, Muse, with her brother Sheku Kanneh-Mason, demonstrating the siblings’ musical empathy and rapport borne from years of playing and performing together.

Isata was an ECHO Rising Star in 21/22 performing in many of Europe’s finest halls and she is also the recipient of the coveted Leonard Bernstein Award, an Opus Klassik award for best young artist and is one of the Konzerthaus Dortmund’s Junge Wilde artists.

Learn more at isatakannehmason.com.