The Wallis presents Michelle Cann Piano, THE WOMEN OF CHICAGO’S BLACK RENAISSANCE. This special performance will be held in Bram Goldsmith Theater on January 17, 2024,  at 7:30pm.

The Wallis Michelle Cann

Michelle Cann makes her Wallis recital debut in a program of works by African American women composers. The pianist will share her passion for what she calls the “fantastic and beautiful music” of Florence Price. In addition, Cann will also play a suite by Margaret Bonds, the first African American to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Other works by Irene Britton Smith as well as Betty Jackson King will also be performed.

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Michelle Cann; photo courtesy of the Wallis

The Program

FLORENCE PRICE: Fantasie nègre No. 1; No. 2; No. 4
MARGARET BONDS: Spiritual Suite
BETTY JACKSON KING: Four Seasonal Sketches
IRENE BRITTON SMITH: Variations on a Theme by MacDowell
NORA HOLT: Negro Dance Op. 25, No. 1
HAZEL SCOTT: Improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-sharp minor
HAZEL SCOTT: Improvisation on Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

The Wallis

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA. It is a dynamic cultural hub and community resource where local, national, and international artists share their artistry with ever-expanding audiences. Distinguished by its eclectic programming that mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world. The performing arts center has produced and presented more than 400 theater, dance, music, film, cabaret, comedy, performance arts, and family entertainment programs. It has received nominations for 79 Ovation Awards and nine L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Awards as well as six architectural awards. Since its doors opened in October 2013, The Wallis has been committed to robust and also distinctive presentations and education programs curated with both creativity and social impact in mind.

Admission ranges from $29 – $59 per person; Visit the website for additional info, or to purchase tickets;

Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: January 17, 2024, 7:30pm

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