Thursday, April 13 at 7:30PM

Pianist Michelle Cann is the recipient of the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization, the 2022 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, and the Cleveland Institute of Music’s 2022 Alumni Achievement Award.  She has won top prizes in competitions including the Blount Slawson Young Artists Competition and the Wideman International Piano Competition.

Ms. Cann made her orchestral debut at fourteen and has since performed as a soloist with prominent orchestras including the Atlanta and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  This season, she has debut performances with the Baltimore, National, New World, Seattle, and Utah symphonies and New York Symphony at Carnegie Hall. The Boston Music Intelligencer praises her as “a compelling, sparkling virtuoso,” and La Scena Musicale lauds Ms. Cann as being “technically fearless with…an enormous, rich sound.”

Ms. Cann is a champion of the music of Florence Price, and Seton Hall University is particularly delighted to welcome her to present this program on the Women Composers of Chicago’s Black Renaissance, a journey through both word and music.

Michelle Cann performing Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement with The Philadelphia Orchestra

About the Seton Hall University Arts Council

The Seton Hall University Arts Council supports the integral role of the arts in higher education and their universally recognized status as a hallmark of an educated and humane culture. The Council contributes to the cultural vitality of the campus and to the University’s role in the greater community by fostering and promoting the visual, literary and performing arts, enhancing communication and collaboration among its members.

Voices & Visibility

Selection of this year’s programming was done in accordance with the Seton Hall University Arts Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion cultural programming theme of ‘Voices & Visibility’ and features work from and about groups that have been otherwise historically underrepresented.

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