Aaron Diehl | Boston Symphony Orchestra

Starting on July 09, 2022 8:00 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical

Andris Nelsons conducts Carlos Simon, Barber, Ellington and Gershwin featuring Nicole Cabell, soprano and Aaron Diehl, piano

Jul 9, 2022, 8:00pm ED

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons is joined by the dynamic soprano Nicole Cabell for this all-American program. The BSO premiered Samuel Barber’s gorgeously nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on a text by James Agee, in 1948. Complementing Barber’s small-city observations is George Gershwin’s exuberant, jazzy, and occasionally homesick tone poem An American in Paris. The multifaceted American pianist Aaron Diehl joins the orchestra for Duke Ellington’s New World A-Coming, transcribed from Ellington’s 1943 Carnegie Hall performance. Opening the program is Washington, D.C.-based composer Carlos Simon’s Motherboxx Connection, a 2021 piece inspired by the Afrofuturist-leaning artist collective Black Kirby.

Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

Gates open at 5:30pm

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