Thalea Quartet
Joseph Conyers, double bass
Michelle Cann, piano

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 3:00 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

The Jerry & Bernice Rubenstein Young Artist Performance

Praised for their “vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice), the Thalea Quartet debuts with a program dedicated to the genius of African-American composer Florence Price. Five Folksongs in Counterpoint is rooted in the American spiritual tradition, reflecting Price’s cultural heritage in the Deep South, while the chamber version of her Concerto in E Minor reveals Price’s exceptional gift for crafting compelling melodies, then spinning them into artful variations and developments.

Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
Price: Piano Sonata in E Minor
Prestini: Red Book  Philadelphia Premiere
Tucker: Radha in the Forest  Philadelphia Premiere
Price: Concerto in E Minor [Arr. for Sextet]

The Artist(s)

Thalea Quartet
Thalea Quartet
The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life. From living rooms to concert stages around the world, the Thalea String Quartet aims to connect with audiences on a musical, emotional and personal level, from first time listeners to string quartet aficionados. They are devoted to building a new and diverse audience for chamber music through innovative programming and community engagement.… Read More
Joseph Conyers
Joseph Conyers, double bass
Joseph H. Conyers was appointed assistant principal bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010 and has been acting associate principal since 2017. He joined the Orchestra after tenures with the Atlanta Symphony; the Grand Rapids Symphony, where he served as principal bass; and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. Described by the Grand Rapids Press as “a lyrical musician who plays with authenticity that transcends mere technique,” Mr.… 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


Thalea Quartet | Florence Price Folksongs
Thalea Quartet w/ Michelle Cann & Desmond Bratton | Florence Price Piano Concerto (Sextet)