Noted pianist Michelle Cann will join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in three Delta Classical Series concerts at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Nov. 16 and 18 at 8 p.m., and 3 p.m. Nov. 19.
Conductor David Danzmayr will lead the piano concerto, which blends soulful lyricism with show-stopping thunder. The program includes Rachmaninov’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7.
The concert opens with Short Piece for Orchestra, a lively and somewhat raucous piece written by composer Julia Perry, a Black woman who was breaking down barriers in the classical music world back in 1952 when this piece was published.
“Michelle Cann’s passion, virtuosity and nuanced interpretations always make for an exciting performance, and it’s wonderful to welcome her back to perform this blockbuster concerto with the ASO,” Jennifer Barlament, ASO’s executive director, said.
An archival display, “The Classics | Honoring Black Women in Symphonic Music,” will be part of Saturday’s evening post-concert reception.
For more information, visit www.aso.org.
Photo: Michelle Cann will solo with the Atlanta Symphony Nov. 16-19.
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