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Michelle Cann, piano

Sunday March 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

$30, $40, $50, $60, $75
18 and under: 50% off*

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Sunday March 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age 14 and has been sought-after as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician ever since. A champion of the music of Florence Price, Cann makes her Caramoor recital debut with two works by the composer: Sonata in E minor and Fantasie Negre No. 1. The program also includes works by Chopin, Brahms, and Margaret Bonds.  


Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47 
Price: Sonata in E Minor
Brahms: Ballade in D Major, Op 10, No. 2
Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
PriceFantasie Negre No. 1
BondsTroubled Water 

About the Artist

Michelle Cann, piano 

Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age 14 and has since performed as a soloist with numerous ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 

A champion of the music of Florence Price, Cann performed the New York City premiere of the composer’s Concerto in One Movement with The Dream Unfinished Orchestra in July 2016 and the Philadelphia premiere with the Philadelphia Orchestra in February 2021, which the Philadelphia Inquirer called “exquisite.” She has also performed Price’s works for solo piano and chamber ensemble for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and the New World Symphony, among other presenters. 

Cann regularly appears in solo and chamber recitals throughout the U.S., China, and South Korea. Notable venues include the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), and the Barbican (London). 

Cann has appeared as cohost and collaborative pianist with NPR’s From The Top and has been featured on WRTI-FM and WHYY-TV in Philadelphia. Her summer festival appearances have included the Taos Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program, Music Academy of the West, Geneva Music Festival, and Pianofest in the Hamptons, where she serves as artist-in-residence. 

An award winner at top international competitions, in 2019 she served as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s MAC Music Innovator in recognition of her role as an African-American classical musician who embodies artistry, innovation, and a commitment to education and community engagement. 

Cann studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, where she holds the inaugural Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies. 

For more information, visit her website and follow her on Facebook.

Michelle Cann appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music.

*The 18 and under 50% discount does not apply to top-tier tickets.

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