English Symphony Orchestra: Kenneh-Mason and Mozart
Beethoven Coriolan Overture, op.62 (8')
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 (23')
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, piano
- Interval (20') - Beethoven Symphony No. 2 (35')
2020 was to have been the year of Beethoven, so it is only right that as the English Symphony Orchestra return to bring classical music back to Tunbridge Wells, they do it with the music of Beethoven.
The concert opens with one of Beethoven's most dramatic scores, the tragic Coriolan Overture, and concludes with one of his funniest and most exuberant, the Second Symphony.
In between, the ESO are joined by one of music's fastest-rising stars, pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. Alongside her famous siblings, including BBC Young Musician winner, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Jeneba is an artist of rare charisma and appeal, helping to attract new audiences for classical music everywhere she performs. Ms. Kanneh-Mason will be playing Mozart's most famous Piano Concerto, that in D minor, with cadenzas by Beethoven.
There is a free pre-concert talk at 2pm for all ticket holders.