Festivals & Series

Michelle Cann, piano

Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, May 2, 2025 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

“a pianist of sterling artistry” Gramophone

Lauded by audiences and critics alike, Michelle Cann has become one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation. She made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2021 and has recently performed concertos with the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, and Cincinnati. A leading interpreter of the piano music of Florence Price, Cann performed the New York City premiere of Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement with The Dream Unfinished Orchestra in July 2016 and the Philadelphia premiere with the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in February 2021. Her recording of the concerto with the New York Youth Symphony won a Grammy Award in 2023 for Best Orchestral Performance. Cann was the recipient of the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization. A celebrated chamber musician, Cann has collaborated with leading artists including the Catalyst, Dover, and Juilliard string quartets; violinists Timothy and Nikki Chooi; and cellist Thomas Mesa.

Frédéric Chopin, Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Joel Thompson, My Dungeon Shook: Three American Preludes
Alberto Ginastera, Piano Sonata No. 1
Florence Price, Sonata in E Minor
Franz Liszt, Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.