The Claudia and David Hatcher Series

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Event details

  • Tickets are available! Purchase online or at the door beginning at 6:30 PM.
  • Saturday | February 24 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 |

“She played beautifully…Calmly commanding throughout, she was also unfailingly subtle.”

The New York Times

Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 60 in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata (Houston premiere)
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

The eldest of the famed British musical family of seven musical prodigies, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason possesses dazzling technical skills and spellbinding musicality that have propelled the young musician into the international spotlight. She makes her Houston debut at DACAMERA in a recital featuring an equally exciting Houston premiere: Fanny Mendelssohn’s “Easter” Sonata – first lost for 150 years, then, when found, mistakenly attributed to her brother Felix, and finally recognized as her own and premiered in her name in 2012 – heard now for the first time live on the DACAMERA stage. Kanneh-Mason performs Mendelssohn’s sonata with works by two of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Romantic contemporaries: Schumann’s intimate “Scenes from Childhood” and the virtuosic final piano sonata of Chopin.

“brilliant…Kanneh-Mason unveiled a variety of interpretive resources designed to lend heft and beauty to any repertoire she sets her mind to.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“She played beautifully…Calmly commanding throughout, she was also unfailingly subtle.” — The New York Times

Focus on Fanny Mendelssohn: New Documentary Screening February 23

See below for this event.

Screening followed by a conversation with director Sheila Hayman, Sarah Rothenberg and Fanny Mendelssohn scholar Marcia Citron.

Listen to Sarah Rothenberg play Fanny Mendelssohn on YouTube here and here and on Spotify.


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