Michelle Cann, piano

Saturday, January 06, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

Following a thrilling collaboration in 2022, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX, returns to the PCMS stage in concert with pianist Michelle Cann, a “compelling, sparkling virtuoso” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Choreographed by BalletX co-founder Matthew Neenan, Situated is set to Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words and features a mysterious prop puzzle of chairs, which the dancers appear to engage with and solve together. The second half features a suite for solo piano by Michael Leibowitz, and Honey, a work by BalletX Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts that is set to the music of Don Shirley, the inspiration for the 2018 film Green Book.

Mendelssohn: Fantasie in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words (Sel.)
Leibowitz: Piano Suite
Shirley: Selection of four songs

Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes (including intermission) 

The Artist(s)

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, whose dancers were named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, commissions choreographers from around the world to create dance that is “fresh, inclusive, and connects to what people want” (Philadelphia Citizen) while “positioning Philadelphia on the cutting edge of contemporary ballet” (The Dance Journal).… Read More
Michelle Cann
Michelle Cann, piano
Lauded as “exquisite” by The Philadelphia Inquirer and “a pianist of sterling artistry” by Gramophone, Michelle Cann has become one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation. She made her debut in 2021 with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has recently performed concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra,… Read More


Behind the Scenes with BalletX
Michelle Cann | Price: Piano Sonata in E Minor