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Isata Kanneh-Mason sitting in front of a piano, smiling and looking aside.

Kanneh-Mason Virtual Watch Party

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano

When

Sunday, November 29, 2020, 3:00 PM EST

Post-Recital Live Q&A

4:00 PM EST

Where

Streaming from Nottingham, England. The streamed concert and Q&A will remain available for on-demand viewing through Tuesday, December 8.

Tickets

FREE! Please RSVP here. The concert stream will be available via this page, and a direct link will be emailed to everyone who RSVPs. Is there something that you would like to ask Sheku and/or Isata during the post-concert live Q&A? You can submit your questions in advance here. You may even be chosen to ask them a question live on camera!

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About the Event

There is something almost storybook in the tale of the Kanneh-Mason family: 21-year-old Sheku, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, enchanted over 35 million people across the world playing at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; his older sister, Isata, soared to the top of the U.K. classical charts with her solo album debut last year. They are two of seven siblings, all of whom are highly-accomplished musicians. For their long-anticipated Princeton University Concerts debut, the brother-sister duo invite us into their magical family’s home in Nottingham, England for an intimate performance of two monumental sonatas for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergei Rachmaninoff. They will cap off the evening with Saint-Saëns’ soaring “Swan” before inviting viewers to chat in a live Q&A.

This event will be the culmination of an almost month-long focus on the extraordinary Kanneh-Mason family. Over the coming weeks we will share curated playlists by several of the seven (!) musician siblings, and engage in free virtual afternoon conversation premiering Thursday, November 19 at 12PM (EST) with parents Kadiatu and Stuart Kanneh-Mason about their musical family, the issue of race in classical music, and more, moderated by WNYC host Helga Davis.

And because a British Sunday afternoon is incomplete without tea, we have partnered with The Simple Stove to offer an Afternoon Tea box featuring an assortment of tea sandwiches and sweets available for purchase and local delivery to concert viewers. The box will be aligned with The Simple Stove’s mission of providing nutrient-dense foods without gluten, dairy or refined sugar. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the Afternoon Tea box will support Meals On Wheels of Mercer County, providing hot, nutritious meals daily to older homebound adults with the help of many caring volunteers.

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Musicians

Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello

Isata Kanneh-Mason Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN

Andante—Allegro vivace from Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1

RACHMANINOFF

Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19

SAINT-SAËNS

The Swan

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