Free concerts by Yo-Yo Ma and Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason for UCSB students

by Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:00 PM

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is offering UCSB students a FREE virtual gratitude concert, An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma, featuring a concert with the renowned cellist and pianist Kathryn Stott, available for students wherever they are. 

Playing from Taiwan, Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott share songs of comfort and hope, bringing together traditional and new takes on familiar works from Europe, Asia and the Americas to offer solace and connection in a time of anxiety and isolation. Students must register for An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma by 7 pm on Nov. 28 in order to view and play the concert on demand; perm and umail required. This video will be available on demand until Dec. 12, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific.

In addition, students can register for a FREE concert with the astounding sibling duo Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason, At only 21 years old, Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of the most sought-after cellists. His performance for more than 35 million people worldwide at the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle moved the audience to tears, and he won BBC Young Musician in 2016 only two years earlier. His 24-year-old sister Isata, the eldest of the family’s seven musical siblings, released her first solo piano CD last year, hitting No. 1 on the U.K. classical charts. In this special recital from their home in Nottingham, England, the duo will astound with their tight-knit communication, bringing exuberance, humility and chamber music at its most intimate. Followed by a conversation with Santa Barbara Independent Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan. Note: Register by 5 pm on Sun., Nov. 22; perm and umail required. This video will be available on demand for one week.