Portrait photo of Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
photo credit Jake Turney
Past Event
Classical Music

Brighton & East Sussex Youth Orchestra

with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano) & Peter Davison (conductor)
Mon 9 May 2022
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This year’s festival themes of rebuilding, rejuvenation and renewal come together in this concert with some wonderful young musical talent.

Gershwin American in Paris

Florence Price Piano Concerto in D minor

Florence Price Symphony No 3 in C minor

BESYO is joined by the vibrant 19-year-old pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason and in a relationship which celebrates the London Symphony Orchestra as integral Brighton Festival partners, members of the LSO have been mentoring the Youth Orchestra this year, passing on their unique skills to the next generation.

The rediscovery of Florence Price’s music, and the rebuilding of the reputation of this major African–American composer, has been one of the most exciting developments in classical music over recent years.

Here her Piano Concerto and Third Symphony showcase the warmth and authority of her music, which harnesses the riches of full-blown European Romanticism, the eloquence of African–American spirituals and the unique dynamism of America.

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