Pianist Aaron Diehl’s twin brilliance in jazz and classical music makes him the best collaborator in a concert, each in individual and digital, tomorrow evening with the Knights, a collective of adventurous musicians, at 92Y in New York that can probe the interconnectivity of those two sound worlds.
This system will characteristic Diehl and the Knights performing Gershwin’s iconic, irresistible Rhapsody in Blue and genre-crossing trailblazer Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite. It can additionally additionally characteristic the Knights’ joyful rendition of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, closing with Stravinsky’s dazzling, color-drenched Firebird Suite.
The Knights are devoted to remodeling the orchestral expertise and eliminating boundaries between audiences and music. Pushed by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they encourage listeners with vibrant applications rooted within the classical custom and fervour for inventive discovery. They’re in residence this season at 92Y, its first massive ensemble in residence because the Y Chamber Symphony was in residence below Gerard Schwarz from 1977 to 1986.
The Knights developed from late-night chamber music-reading events with mates on the Brooklyn house of violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen. The Jacobsen brothers collectively function inventive administrators of the Knights, with Eric as conductor. The Knights are celebrated globally, showing internationally’s most prestigious phases, together with these at 92Y, Tanglewood Music Heart, Ravinia Music Competition, the Kennedy Heart, the Vienna Musikverein and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. The orchestra has collaborated with many famend soloists together with Yo-Yo Ma, Daybreak Upshaw, Béla Fleck and Gil Shaham.
One of many premier pianists of his era, Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world within the final 15 years—as a soloist, as pianist of alternative for vocal sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant and touring with Wynton Marsalis. However he arrived in jazz as a classically educated Juilliard graduate.
The 92Y live performance will probably be out there for viewing on-line for 72 hours from the time of its broadcast.