Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Duke Performances is excited to present our Virtual Fall season – The Show Must Go Online! High-quality, commissioned films featuring artists originally slated for in-person performances will premiere on Vimeo for ticket holders. Each film, shot following local safety protocols, is made in collaboration with an audio and video crew in each artist’s home city.
General admission tickets are $10 per presentation and Duke Student tickets are available free of charge through the support of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. Before the premiere, ticket buyers will receive a unique Vimeo link to stream each performance online at the scheduled time. After the conclusion of the premiere, films will be available for viewing for 24 hours.
Trained in the classical world, Aaron Diehl is celebrated for his elite standard of playing across genres and his joyous approach to interpretation. Dubbed the “Real Diehl” by jazz virtuoso Wynton Marsalis, Diehl won the American Pianists Association’s Cole Porter Fellowship in 2011, and has since played with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
At his Duke Performances solo recital debut, Diehl will perform an opulent program that situates an exciting collection of twentieth century music from the classical and jazz idioms. In a program brimming with canonical composers, Diehl will play from a repertoire that spans Bach and Diehl’s own contemporary works, touching upon Willie “The Lion” Smith, William Grant Still, and Mary Lou Williams along the way.
— Nan Pincus
Aaron Diehl - Polaris
"Scholarly and fastidious, with an honorable sort of rigor, Mr. Diehl has built his reputation on an elegant pianism outside the contemporary mainstream, like prewar stride, Duke Ellington and the bebop classicism of John Lewis."