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Bedford: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason plays Rachmaninov

Bedford Corn Exchange
£15 – £40
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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason playing the piano in a recording session


Tess Jackson – conductor
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason – piano


Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

— Interval —

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Romantic grandeur and dramatic flair close our 2024/25 season in Bedford.

Bursting with more memorable melodies than many composers write in a lifetime, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is arguably the most popular in classical music history. Jeneba Kanneh-Mason made her Philharmonia debut with the piece in 2022, a performance in which she was praised for her ‘poetry and confidence’ (The Guardian). She returns tonight to win the hearts of our audience in Bedford.

Young British conductor – and Classic FM Rising Star – Tess Jackson makes her Philharmonia debut, completing the programme with Tchaikovsky’s explosive Symphony No. 4. A musical depiction of Fate, written after a period of personal turmoil, it’s a powerful exploration of the meaning of life. From deceptively simple melodies, Tchaikovsky builds a spellbinding forty minutes of high emotional drama.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £40

Multi-buy offer available; under-18s, full-time students and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including a 20 minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes will be available a week before the concert.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Before the event

Three people on stage speaking as part of a panel
6.30pm, Harpur Suite

Insights Talk with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Free, no ticket required


Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Corn Exchange

13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL

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