Our Rising Star Isata Kanneh-Mason recently gave a several performances in Portland and inspired so many children in particular. Katherine Schultz, a brilliant cellist and teacher, recounted this incredible reaction from a child who heard Isata perform Darrell Grant's new composition, Darker Angels.
"My friend took her 8 year-old pianist daughter to hear Isata Kanneh-Mason in recital at CMC, where she premiered a classical work by jazz pianist Darrell Grant. Her daughter was riveted by the music and afterwards went up to meet and get autographs from the two artists. On their way home she said, 'Mommy, you need to go on your phone right now and order manuscript paper for me. I’m going to learn how to write music like that man and have a beautiful lady come across the sea to perform it.'”
Here's a collection of photos from Isata's time with us in Portland!