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US Tour | California: Isata Kanneh-Mason and Vasily Petrenko

Sunday 21 January 2024, 7.00pm
The Soraya

Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6

Vasily Petrenko Conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The esteemed orchestra from England returns to The Soraya and brings pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, a fresh voice in classical music who gained fame in the recent post-pandemic months. Championing the works of female composers, she performs Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a work that also appears on Kanneh-Mason’s 2019 debut recording. Schumann debuted the concerto in 1835 shortly after her 16th birthday. RPO also performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, which debuted in 1893 just nine days before the composer’s death. While the official cause of Tchaikovsky’s demise was cholera, history hands down a counter-narrative that is widely upheld—that his final composition is actually a musical suicide note. Regardless, the piece’s emotional qualities are undeniable.


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