Piano Concerto in One Movement
Piano Concerto No. 1, Mvt. 1
Dante Anzolini, orchestrator
A Joyous Trilogy
In 1912, a New Haven resident – the first Black woman to earn a degree from Yale University – took the stage with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra to premiere her Piano Concerto. 111 years later, New Haven audiences will once again have the opportunity to experience Helen Hagan’s music live in a concert hall. This program will also include Florence Price’s stunning First Piano Concerto and Margaret Bonds’s musical depiction of the historic Civil Rights events of Montgomery, Alabama.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Alasdair Neale, Conductor & Music Director
Michelle Cann, piano soloist
A compelling, sparkling virtuoso” (Boston Music Intelligencer), pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age fourteen and has since performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Cann holds the inaugural Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute and received the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization, and the 2022 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award.
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