Aaron Diehl, piano

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Elaine Kligerman Piano Recital Series, the Kimmel Master Artists Series, and the Wagman Century Series. You can subscribe to these series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

“Melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint” (New York Times) are hallmarks of Aaron Diehl’s playing. Praised for his “freedom and playfulness” (Philadelphia Inquirer), this celebrated musical polymath makes his PCMS debut with Hidden Visionaries, a new recital program spotlighting works by Black American composers of sacred and secular music.

Hidden Visionaries
Burleigh: From the Southland
Bonds: Troubled Water
Williams: St. Martin de Porres [Arr. Diehl]
Still: Three Visions
Price: Piano Sonata in E Minor
Ellington: New World A-Comin’

The Artist(s)

Aaron Diehl
Aaron Diehl, piano
Since his debut release on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, pianist-composer Aaron Diehl has mystified listeners with his layered artistry. He reaches into expansion. At once temporal and ethereal — deliberate in touch and texture — his expression transforms the piano into an orchestral vessel in the spirit of beloved predecessors Ahmad Jamal, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum and Jelly Roll Morton.… Read More


Aaron Diehl | Library of Congress Recital
Aaron Diehl | March from Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 12