Michelle Cann, piano

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

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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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: Work TBA
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
Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age fourteen and has since performed with various ensembles including the Philadelphia and Florida Orchestras and the New Jersey, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Sphinx symphony orchestras. Ms. Cann regularly appears in recital and as a chamber musician throughout the U.S., China, and South Korea. Notable venues include the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing,… Read More


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