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Michelle Cann, piano

“Michelle Cann is technically fearless, with a bold attack and an enormous, rich sound…But even more than Cann’s
virtuosity, it was her joyous, lit-from-within energy that connected with the audience.” — La Scena Musicale

Cann is the recipient of the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization, dedicated to the development of Black and Latinx classical musicians.  Her program reflects her commitment to and passionate advocacy of music by underrepresented composers.

“…technically fearless with an enormous rich sound” – La Scena Musicale

Note: This concert will be live-streamed; tickets are available through the “Buy Tickets” link.

PRE-CONCERT TALK:  Join us at 6:30 PM for a pre-concert talk with pianist and FCM Board Member Aaron Stampfl.

Click here for complete concert program.  Note:  the artist has made a few adjustments to the program since printing.  The program listed below is the updated program for the evening.

POST-CONCERT RECEPTION:  We hope you’ll join us in the lobby for a post-concert dessert reception to welcome Ms. Cann to Denver.  All are welcome!



Event Details

October 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
$55 general admission; $15 for guests 30 and younger; $5 for students (with ID)

Venue Information

Gates Hall, Newman Center
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208 United States


  • Frederic Chopin: Ballade, No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
  • Joel Thompson: My Dungeon Shook, Three American Preludes
  • Alberto Ginastera: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
  • Nathan Gulla: Ballade for Piano
  • William Grant Still: A Deserted Plantation
  • Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S.514
  • Hazel Scott: Improvisation on Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp Minor (encore)
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