Michelle Cann makes her Wallis recital debut in a program of works by African American women composers. Sharing her passion for what she calls the “fantastic and beautiful music” of Florence Price, Cann will also play a suite by Margaret Bonds, the first African American to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and works by Irene Britton Smith and Betty Jackson King. Be inspired as a world-class pianist introduces you to nearly-forgotten gems of Chicago’s Black Renaissance!
“A compelling, sparkling virtuoso” - Boston Music Intelligencer
“Technically fearless with…an enormous, rich sound” - La Scena Musicale
“One of the most visible exponents of the music of Florence Price”-Chicago Tribune
FLORENCE PRICE: Fantasie nègre No. 1
FLORENCE PRICE: Fantasie nègre No. 2
FLORENCE PRICE: Fantasie nègre No. 4
MARGARET BONDS: Spiritual Suite
BETTY JACKSON KING: Four Seasonal Sketches
IRENE BRITTON SMITH: Variations on a Theme by MacDowell
NORA HOLT: Negro Dance Op. 25, No. 1
HAZEL SCOTT: Improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-sharp minor
HAZEL SCOTT: Improvisation on Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Michelle Cann appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music.