Meet pianist Aaron Diehl; Performs Gershwin in a debut performance, Oct. 19 and 20

Soloist Aaron Diehl joins Artistic Advisor Tovey Bramwell
for evening of Gershwin and Hindemith

 TACO Classical Concert, Saturday, Oct. 20
Amica Rush Hour is on Friday, Oct. 19

About Aaron Diehl, pianist

“Melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint….Mr. Diehl play[s] magnificently.”–The New York Times

  • One of the most sought-after jazz virtuosos.
  • Performed Rhapsody in Blue this past summer with Bramwell Tovey conducting at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Served as music director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center New Orleans Songbook concert series.
  • Appeared in the New York premiere of Etudes by Philip Glass at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, collaborating with the Spanish flamenco guitarist Dani De Morón in Flamenco Meets Jazz (produced by Savannah Music Festival and Flamenco Festival).
  • Toured the United States and Europe with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.
  • Performed at Walt Disney Hall, Jazz in Marciac, Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and La Cigale with Ms. Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio
  • Second album, called Space, Time, Continuum, emphasizes the artistic collaborations among generations. The album included performances by NEA Jazz master Benny Golson on tenor saxophone and Duke Ellington Orchestra alumnus Joe Temperley, a baritone saxophonist.
  • Graduated from Juilliard School, where he studied with Kenny Barron, Eric Reed and Oxana Yablonskaya.

***At a Glance***

Rhapsody in Blue
TACO Classical Concert
Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m.
The VETS

Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
Aaron Diehl, piano
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture, Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations
HINDEMITH: Kammermusik No.1 and Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Rhapsody in Blue
Amica Rush Hour concert
Friday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
The VETS

Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture, Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations
HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Buy Tickets

Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8). On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime; Saturday, 4 p.m.-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

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