Aaron Diehl | Resonate Festival: Zodiac

Starting on February 05, 2024 7:00 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical

Resonate Festival: Zodiac

Monday, February 5, 2024
7:00pm (EDT)


Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano
Aaron Diehl Jazz Trio


MOZART - Symphony No. 31, "Paris"
WILLIAMS - Zodiac Suite

Dying to get away from his despised Salzburg employer, Mozart was on a job-hunting trip when he composed his 31st Symphony, for the Paris Orchestra (which happened to have a great clarinet section). He loved the instrument and—spoiler alert—this is his first symphony to use clarinets. Now, turn your eyes heavenward for illuminating impressions of musicians’ respective star signs by the legendary pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams. She masterfully combines jazz and classical idioms to depict the personalities of Ben Webster and Billie Holiday in “Aries”; Duke Ellington in “Taurus”; Art Tatum in “Libra”; Eartha Kitt in “Aquarius,” and more!

Aaron Diehl is the winner of the 2011 American Pianists Awards.

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