Experience a musical wunderkind!

Like Mary Shelley or Clara Schumann, pianist  Jeneba Kanneh-Mason  comes from one of those fabled families of artistic super-whizzes. Her brother stunned an audience of two billion when he played at Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding. Her six siblings are all gifted classical musicians. The eldest six, including Jeneba, sailed through Britain’s Got Talent, making it to the semi-finals. It’s a totally wild bio, we know.  

Not just an ensemble player, the increasingly distinguished 19-year-old soloist is already catching the attention of The GuardianBBC Music Magazine, and Decca Classics for whom she recorded a recent, celebrated album.

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Under the baton of brilliant  Jeri Lynne Johnson  (Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra) she performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major. We’ve all known someone to make the case: Mozart is simple, easy listening. All that rich ornamentation of V-I, some might say, is nothing more than decorative icing over a Marie Antoinette cake! If there were ever an example to shoot down the popular libel against Mozart, it’s Piano Concerto No. 23. The slow, minor-key second movement is gothic, almost tragic; classical era music at its most romantic — then, we’re off like a shot, with the iconic third movement. Its dizzyingly decorative patterns on the piano will be delivered by Jeneba with all the gusto they demand. Move over Mozart haters, and let us eat this decadent cake!

A note on our matinees: our matinee concerts are casual afternoon performances (one hour in duration, with no intermission); students will be in attendance, and the program may be shortened from the evening program. Some seating restrictions apply.

1pm Wednesday, 10 April 2024
7.30pm, Wednesday, 10 April 2024

The concerts begin at 1.00pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 10th, in Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue. Casual tickets will be available 7 July 2023 here and on MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue
1.00pm & 7.30pm, Wednesday, 10 April 2024

Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in D Major, K. 136

Jessie Montgomery
Source Code

Matthias McIntire
Bluegreen Ecstatic Grey

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K 488

Piano sponsors / Yamaha Canada Music & St. John’s Music

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