The Knights and Aaron Diehl – Gershwin, Ravel, and More

Starting on January 19, 2022 7:30 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical

The Knights and Aaron Diehl, piano, play Gershwin, Ravel, and more

Wed, Jan 19, 2022, 7:30 pm ET

Tickets from $20
Kaufmann Concert Hall/Online

2011 American Pianists Awards winner Aaron Diehl’s dual brilliance in jazz and classical music make him the ideal collaborator for The Knights in this sensational program probing the interconnectivity of these two sound worlds.

Diehl joins the ensemble for a pair of works that explore it best, Gershwin’s iconic, irresistible Rhapsody in Blue and genre-crossing trailblazer Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite. The program also features The Knights’ coupling of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with selections from Ravel’s Baroque-inspired but thoroughly modern Le Tombeau de Couperin, reflecting new light on a Bach jewel. Stravinsky’s dazzling, color-drenched Firebird Suite closes this joyful and breathtaking program.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano

    Bach, “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
    Ravel, selections from Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Atkinson)
    Williams, selections from Zodiac Suite
    Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (arr. Atkinson)


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