Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Michelle Cann Piano
Rossini Overture to La scala di seta
Price Piano Concerto in One Movement
Schubert Symphony No. 4 (“Tragic”)
On the heels of the first complete Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Florence Price's Symphony No. 1, pianist Michelle Cann makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut with Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement. This marks the first North American performance of the original orchestration of the work since the composer’s death in 1953. Cann's performance is supported by ONEcomposer, an initiative dedicated to musicians whose contributions have been historically erased, housed at Cornell University. In providing a platform for the study, performance, and discussion of a single, underrepresented composer's life and legacy, ONEcomposer promotes a more complete understanding of musical histories.
Cann’s performance is artfully complemented by Rossini’s sparkling Overture to La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) and Schubert’s engaging and early Symphony No. 4, written under the influence of Haydn and Mozart.
This program runs approximately 1 hour and will be performed without an intermission.
Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for one week.
This performance was originally scheduled for March 4–11, 2021.
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