April 26, 2022 7:30 pm
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Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason: University Musical Society.

This English chamber music sibling duo that performed to a sold-out Rackham Auditorium crowd in December 2019 returns with a program that includes Karen Khachaturian’s Cello Sonata, Shostakovich’s Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano, 20th-century English composer Frank Bridge’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, and Britten’s Cello Sonata. Already internationally acclaimed at the age of 21, cellist Sheku was named the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has since performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in 2018. His 2020 album, Elgar, is an exploration of the musical landscape in pre- and post-war Europe anchored by Elgar’s Cello Concerto. His older sister, pianist Isata, received the 2021 Leonard Bernstein Award, and a 2020 Opus Klassik award for best young artist. Her 2021 album featuring American composers, Summertime, is anchored by the Barber Piano Sonata. Program: 7:30 p.m. Hill Auditorium. Mask and proof of vaccination required. $14$71 (students $12$20) in advance only at ums.org/performance/sheku-kanneh-mason-cello-isata-kanneh-mason-piano or 764–2538.