Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Friday, December 13, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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This concert is part of the Field String Recital Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

After stunning solo recitals in 2022 and 2023, we are thrilled to welcome Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason back to our series for their latest PCMS duo recital. The evening showcases cello sonatas by Fauré, Poulenc, and Mendelssohn, as well as the Philadelphia premiere of a new work by British composer Natalie Klouda.

Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 45
Fauré: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 109
Klouda: Tor Mordôn ("Sea mount of light") Philadelphia Premiere*
Poulenc: Cello Sonata, FP 143

*Commissioned by American Patrons of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Mr. and Mrs. William Jacob III

The Artist(s)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s career and performances span the globe.  Whether performing for children in a school hall, at an underground club or in the world’s leading concert venues, Sheku’s mission is to make music accessible to all. After winning the BBC Young Music competition in 2016, Sheku’s performance at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle in 2018 was watched by two billion people worldwide.… Read More
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 programs 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.… Read More


Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason | Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Op. 109
Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason on their album 'Muse'