METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
An evening with jazz star Aaron Diehl performing etudes by jazz icon Dick Hyman, alongside improvisations inspired Philip Glass. Aaron is also joined by special guest, pianist/composer Timo Andres, performing his own music and beyond, as part of In Visible Roads, Metropolis Ensemble x BLUEPRINTS Piano Series
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students / $100 festival pass / free for members
Photo credit: © Pedro Barbeito — James Webb I — 2013 — private collection Washington, D.C. (detail)
An evening with jazz star Aaron Diehl performing Philip Glass, Timo Andres, and beyond. Also featuring guest artist, pianist Timo Andres.
The evening’s second set will feature an international mix of three current Juilliard School student composers (brought together by collaborative pianist Tomomi Sato) spanning the jazz and classical divisions, all sharing improvisation as an element of their musical language.
Theo Van Dyck, trumpet
Eric Huckins, french horn
Daniel Schwalbach, trombone
Tomomi Sato, piano
Zeynep Alpan, violin
Christine Wu, violin
Sam DeCaprio, cello
Immanuel Wilkins, saxophone
BLUEPRINTS unites pianists from different musical genres for eclectic concerts that present traditional classical music alongside contemporary works (including premieres), jazz and free improvisation. Co-founded by Daniel Anastasio and Erika Dohi, these unusually varied programs are each inspired by an aesthetic theme or blueprint. In Visible Roads, co-created with Metropolis Ensemble, represents its first major artistic collaboration with another performing organization, with the goal of enriching the community of pianists, composers, and instrumentalists alike through creating and fostering new collaborative relationships.
Yamaha CF6 premium grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.