Michelle Cann Plays Florence Price
Saturday at 8:00PM
"Michelle Cann...was a compelling, sparkling virtuoso, bringing [Price's] riveting work to life in its first New York performance" (Boston Musical Intelligencer).
The Orchestra's 2021/22 season features a number of rising star artists, and pianist Michelle Cann has certainly earned her place among them. Performing since age seven, she makes her Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut with Florence Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement, a piece she's playing to great acclaim.
Also, Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles leads the orchestra in Mahler's First Symphony — a piece that initially confounded audiences with its daring and innovation. "Sometimes it sent shivers down my spine," lamented Mahler. "Damn it all, where do people keep their ears and their hearts if they can't hear that!"
Open your ears and hearts this weekend and enjoy this sunny, spring-inspired symphony alongside the gifted Michelle Cann.
In consultation with medical and public health experts, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is requiring audience members to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the performance. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be required for all audience members ages 12 and older to enter Symphony Hall. Face masks are encouraged in the Memorial Arts Building and Symphony Hall. Guidelines are subject to change based on specific artist requirements. More details are available on our Health & Safety page.