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MAC Music Innovator Recital with Pianist Michelle Cann
June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
First Unitarian Church$10
Photo provided by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Pianist Michelle Cann for a performance featuring all women composers. Tickets are $10.
Pianist Michelle Cann Cincinnati performance will be debuted with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. They are set to perform an exciting program featuring all women composers. The program will include a diverse array of works by women composers such as Florence B. Price, Valerie Coleman and Clara Schumann.
About Michelle Cann
Concert pianist Michelle Cann is a young artist with a deep musical commitment to performing a range of repertoire throughout the U.S. and bringing the arts to local communities. Ms. Cann made her orchestral début at age 14 and has since performed with orchestras including the Florida Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Ms. Cann recently soloed with The Dream Unfinished Orchestra in New York City where she performed the city’s premiere of Concerto in One Movement by composer Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer wrote, “Michelle Cann…was a compelling, sparkling virtuoso, bringing this riveting work to life in its first New York performance”. She performed Price’s piano concerto as a guest soloist with the Knoxville Symphony as well. Ms. Cann regularly appears in recital and as a chamber musician throughout the US, China, and South Korea at premiere concert halls including the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and will make her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony in May 2020.
Michelle has recently appeared as co-host/collaborative pianist for three shows with the nationally broadcasted program NPR’S From The Top appearing in Interlochen with actor/conductor Damon Gupton; Boston with violinist Leila Josefowicz; and La Jolla with violinist Vijay Gupta. She has been frequently featured on both WRTI 90. 1 and WHYY TV in Philadelphia on such shows as Creatively Speaking with Susan Lewis, Onstage at Curtis, and Philadelphia Music Makers.
Michelle received her Bachelor and Master degrees in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro and received an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia studying with Robert McDonald. She is currently on staff at the Curtis School of Music and the Luzerne Music Center, and has previously served as the choir director of two thirty-member children choruses in the El-Sistema inspired program, “Play On Philly”. Michelle is the founder of a new program, “Keys to Connect”, which strives to strengthen the bond between parent and child through the shared study of piano.