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Monday: Closed
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Thursday: 11am – 5pm
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Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm. To visit the House you will need to pre-book a ticket. Click here to book now.

Please note Kettle’s Yard will be closed on 1 July 2022 for a private event.

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1 July 2022, 7pm (doors at 6.15pm)

Join us for this special Gala Concert offering a night to remember as we celebrate 50 years of concerts at Kettle’s Yard.

We are thrilled to welcome cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, to entertain us for the evening. To see these two perform in the intimate surroundings of Kettle’s Yard promises to be a truly special experience – the perfect summer cocktail of art and music.

Since his performance at the Royal Wedding in 2018, Sheku has risen to fame, delighting audiences around the world. His remarkable family have also become a household name, not least through their musical livestreaming during lockdown.

All ticket holders will be offered a glass of champagne in the interval and top-price ticket holders will be invited to a reception after the performance which Sheku and Isata will attend. Wine and canapes will be served.

A special commemorative programme will be on sale with full programme notes, a feature on the history of music in this lovely place and selected highlights from our music archive.

Click here to book your tickets now

The ticketing for this event is being managed by Cambridge Music Festival. If you have any booking enquiries or problems please email info@cambridgemusicfestival.co.uk for assistance.

Programme

Frank Bridge Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, H.125 (1913-17)

Benjamin Britten Cello Sonata, Op.65 (1961)

Karen Khachaturian Cello Sonata (1966)

Dmitri Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.40 (1934)

Additional Information

Seats will be divided into three zones (£20, £40, £60) and allocated by number.

As we have such limited space tickets are restricted to two per person.

The ticketing for this event is being managed by Cambridge Music Festival. If you have any booking enquiries or problems please email info@cambridgemusicfestival.co.uk for assistance.

 

About Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle, watched by nearly two billion people globally. In 2016, he was the first black musician to win BBC Young Musician competition, performed at the BAFTA awards ceremony in 2017 and 2018, won Best Classical Artist at the Global Awards in 2020 and 2021 (the latter as part of the Kanneh-Mason family) and received the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists’ Award.

Sheku is already in great demand from major orchestras worldwide. His concerto and chamber music appearances have taken him from the BBC Proms and Edinburgh festivals to New York Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. He has released two albums on the Decca Classics label, Inspiration in 2018 and Elgar in 2020. The latter reached No. 8 in the overall UK Official Album Chart, making Sheku the first cellist in history to reach the UK Top 10.

Sheku began learning the cello at the age of six with Sarah Huson-Whyte, then Ben Davies at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London. He continues his studies with Hannah Roberts at RAM as a Bicentenary Fellow. He has received masterclass tuition from many cellists including Ralph Kirshbaum, Alexander Baillie, Rafael Wallfisch and Miklos Perenyi.

Sheku was awarded the MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List. He plays a Matteo Goffriller cello from 1700 which is on indefinite loan to him.

www.shekukannehmason.com

About Isata Kanneh-Mason

Isata Kanneh-Mason is the recipient of the 2021 Leonard Bernstein Award, a 2020 Opus Klassik award for best young artist and, as a member of the Kanneh-Mason family, the 2021 Best Classical Artist at the Global Awards. During the UK’s Covid lockdown in spring 2020, Isata, Sheku and their siblings performed livestreamed events from their family home in Nottingham, which garnered over a million views.

She has released three albums on Decca Classics: Romance – the Piano Music of Clara Schumann entered the UK classical charts at No.1 and attracted critical acclaim: “one of the most charming and engaging debuts” (Gramophone); Summertime featured Barber’s Piano Sonata and a world premiere recording of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Impromptu in B minor; and Muse with her brother, Sheku, features the Rachmaninov and Barber Sonatas for cello and piano.

Isata’s busy concert career has included solo recital debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, recital tours of North America and appearances with several leading orchestras. She is currently Young Artist in Residence with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a European Concert Hall Organisation’s Rising Star, performing at many of the continent’s most illustrious concert venues throughout 21/22.

Isata completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music as an Elton John scholar (and performed with Sir Elton in Los Angeles 2013). She now studies with Kirill Gerstein at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. Isata is grateful for support from the Nottingham Soroptimist Trust, Mr and Mrs John Bryden, Frank White, and Awards for Young Musicians.

www.isatakannehmason.com

Refund Policy

If a concert is cancelled by us for any reason, refunds will be issued. No refunds are offered for cancellation by ticket-holders.

Access

This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users. If you have any questions about access please email mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk.