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Aaron Diehl

Hidden Visionaries

May 02

Performance Dates

  • Tue May 02 2023 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

A supremely talented pianist with “an organic, sophisticated approach” (DownBeat), Aaron Diehl’s multilayered artistry resides in both the classical and jazz realms. As one of the preeminent interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Diehl was named a Cole Porter Fellow by the American Pianists Association. He performs with some of the world’s leading orchestras and continues to release critically acclaimed albums. In his Meany debut, he presents a curated program featuring Black American composers of sacred and secular music.


Melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint
— The New York Times



HARRY T. BURLEIGH: From the Southland

MARGARET BONDS: Troubled Water

MARY LOU WILLIAMS: St. Martin de Porres (arr. A. Diehl)


FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Sonata in E Minor

DUKE ELLINGTON: New World A-Comin’


Piano Series generously underwritten by Sven and Melinda Bitners in memory of Dagmara Bitners and by Sally Kincaid​

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