Phillips Collection: Isata Kanneh Mason, piano
In person: SOLD OUT
Stream: $15 ($10 member)
- Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Franz Joseph Haydn — Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50, L. 60
Frédéric Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel — Ostersonate ("Easter Sonata")
Note: In-person tickets for this performances are currently sold out. However, streaming tickets are still available.
The 2023/24 season opens with the Phillips debut of internationally renowned pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. As the eldest member of the prodigiously talented Kanneh-Mason family, Isata has blazed a trail as a renowned concerto soloist and chamber musician, often in collaboration with her siblings (who are all musicians). Kanneh-Mason has recorded three solo albums for Decca, including Childhood Tales, released in May 2023.
Robert Schumann's iconic Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood") anchors Kanneh-Mason's inventive album of reflections on childhood and is featured in her Phillips program, which also includes a late-keyboard sonata by Joseph Haydn (No. 60 in C major, Hob. XVI:50) and Frédéric Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58. Continuing Kanneh-Mason's immersion into the music of women composers overshadowed by history, she performs Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata, a work that was lost for 150 years and then mistakenly attributed to her brother Felix Mendelssohn.
This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on Sunday, October 15 at 4pm Eastern. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance "On Demand" for 48 hours following the broadcast time.