Performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement receives rave reviews.
In a recent review, the Philadelphia Inquirer lauded Michelle Cann’s (Piano ’13, ArtistYear ’15) debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In “a knockout” performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement, “[she] sets a standard,” the review says.
“I feel I am bringing her dream to life,” said Ms. Cann of performing the concerto, in a story from WHYY. She has been a champion of Ms. Price’s composition since reading it in 2016. At the same time Ms. Cann feels the composer played a role in helping her achieve her own dreams; both women have achieved significant firsts as Black female pianists. “I didn't just get here; I got here with her piece,” she said in an interview for 6ABC. This is a piece she wanted to be heard.”
The Broad Street Review added to the praise: “Cann brings flawless technique and measurable passion to her assignment.”
Ms. Cann was appointed the Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies in November.
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