& the Kanneh-Mason Family
Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to global fame after his mesmerising performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.
The winner of the BBC Young Musician award in 2016, and the first cellist in history to reach the top 10 of the UK album charts, Sheku is also one of seven siblings, all extraordinary instrumentalists, who have been described by Simon Cowell as the world’s most talented family.
On this, the first Australian tour by Sheku and the Kanneh-Masons, he will be joined by his sister Isata, now one of Britain’s leading young pianists, in a performance of greatly loved sonatas for cello and piano, and, in the second half of the program, by the entire family. The program will feature works by Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Gershwin and other popular composers.
The Kanneh-Masons are Isata, 26 (piano), Braimah, 24 (violin), Sheku, 23 (cello), Konya, 22 (piano and violin), Jeneba, 20 (piano and cello), Aminita, 17 (violin and piano), and Mariatu, 13 (cello and piano).
This will be the Kanneh-Masons’ first tour as a family outside of Britain.
Sheku plays a 1700 Matteo Gofriller cello, kindly on loan from an anonymous syndicate of private investors.
This event was previously scheduled for Sunday 15 August, 2021.
All ticket holders have been emailed directly with more information and options regarding their tickets.
FRANK BRIDGE Sonata for Cello and Piano
GEORGE GERSHWIN 2 preludes for solo piano
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Song without words for cello and piano d major opus 109
MARIA THERESIA VON PARADIS Sicilienne
SHOSTAKOVICH Sonata for Cello and Piano
ERIC WHITACRE (ARR. PARKIN) Seal Lullaby
FRANK SCHUBERT Impromptu no.2 op. 90
PABLO DE SARASATE Zigeurnerwesisen
FELIX MEDELSSOHN Piano Trio no.1 in D Minor op.49 Adante con moto tranquillo
FRANZ LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
JERRY BOCK (ARR. KANNEH-MASONS) Fiddler on the Roof
BOB MARLEY (ARR. KANNEH-MASONS) Redemption Song
*Program subject to change
ADDITIONAL TICKETING INFO
Discounted tickets are available for children 16 years & under.
Mobile tickets will be emailed shortly after the order confirmation.
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Interval 7:50pm - 8:10pm*
*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
A Grab & Go menu will be made available closer to the event.
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