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Leon Bates, piano, and Michelle Cann, piano

Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Leon Bates - Chopin Sonata in B-flat Minor


Concluding PCMS’s mini-retrospective of Leonard Bernstein, this piano duo offers an afternoon of masterpieces by Copland, Ravel, and Gershwin as well as an incredible adaptation of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story—considered by many to be one of the greatest re-imaginings of a musical ever arranged.

Bernstein & Before
Copland: Danzón cubano
Ravel: La Valse [Arr.]
Gershwin: An American in Paris [Arr.]
Ravel: Boléro [Arr.]
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story [Arr.]


This concert is supported by The Presser Foundation

Michelle Cann, piano

Pianist Michelle Cann has a deep musical commitment to performing a wide range of repertoire throughout the US and to bringing the arts to local communities. She made her orchestral debut at age 14 and has since performed with various orchestras including the Florida Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra. She.

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Leon Bates, piano

As one of America’s leading pianists, Leon Bates has earned for himself a place on the international concert circuit. His performance schedule includes dates across the United States, in Canada, Italy, France, Austria, Ireland, England as well as Africa. He is invited to perform on the major concert stages around the world and audiences and.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info