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SF Performances Presents: Catalyst Quartet with Michelle Cann, piano

April 07, 2022 to April 07, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet returns to complete its series uncovering important American chamber music with what the New York Times calls \"invariably energetic and finely burnished playing with earthy vigor.\" Pianist Michelle Cann has championed the lush and complex works of Florence Price and is admired by other pianists for her \"eloquence and authority.\"\ \ The Catalyst Quartet has a bold and compelling mission: \"We believe in the unity that can be achieved through music and imagine our programs and projects with this in mind.\" The New York Times summed up their artistry: \"beautiful to watch, like a family in lively conversation at the dinner table: anticipating, interrupting, changing subjects.\" Pianist Stewart Goodyear is a perfect match for the Catalyst, \"one of the best pianists of his generation\" (Philadelphia Inquirer).\ \ The Catalyst Quartet, known for \"perfect ensemble unity\" and \"unequaled class of execution\" (Lincoln Journal Star), has toured widely throughout the United States and abroad. The quartet believes in the unity that can be achieved through music and imagine their programs and projects with this in mind, redefining and reimagining the classical music experience. The Catalyst Quartet combines a serious commitment to diversity and education with a passion for contemporary works.\ \ Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age fourteen and has since performed as a soloist with numerous ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the New Jersey Orchestra.\ \ The program will include:\ All FLORENCE B. PRICE: String Quartet No. 1 in G Major; Quintet for Piano and Strings in E minor; Four Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint; Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minor\ \ $65/$55/$45.\ \