BREAK-OUT pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason will be taking to the stage at Bromsgrove School next Friday, January 31, alongside the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday.
Up-and-coming Isata, making her long-awaited debut with the ESO, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 and the ESO will couple the concerto with its rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No 7.
Isata’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall with her brother – renowned cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – was hailed a triumph by the New York Times.
ESO artistic conductor and director Kenneth Woods said: “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Isata.
“I can’t imagine a more uplifting way to begin our LVB 250 celebrations.”
The concert will be opened with Ruth Gipps’ Cringlemire Garden.
Mr Woods added: “Gipps was, without doubt, one of the most talented British musicians of the mid-20th century.
“Her music is colourful, lyrical, engaging and attractive.”
After being appointed, Woods made Beethoven’s music one of the common threads in the orchestra.
“I have always felt that he was one composer who really clicks for us, and some of my favourite memories of my time with the ESO involve performances of his music.”
Tickets are £20 for adults, £18 for ESO Friends and £5 for under 18s.
Visit eso.co.uk/kannehmason-bromsgrove2020 for tickets.