Aaron Diehl and Clara Yang - CPA at Home

Starting on June 04, 2021 7:30 pm
At Online
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

Aaron Diehl, piano and Clara Yang, piano

Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EDT on June 4. Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning on June 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT. 

Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0. 


On June 4, acclaimed pianists Aaron Diehl and Clara Yang will come together for a virtual concert-length performance created especially for Carolina Performing Arts. This event will feature works for both solo and duo piano, including selections from the Etudes by Philip Glass, which both artists performed alongside the composer during the Glass at 80 Festival at Carolina Performing Arts in 2017.

Composer and 2011 American Pianists Awards winner Aaron Diehl has recently performed as a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra. With a style grounded in the spirit of forebears Ahmad Jamal, Erroll Garner, and Jelly Roll Morton, Diehl is focused on an ongoing curation of programming by Black American composers. Chinese-American pianist Clara Yang is an associate professor of piano and head of keyboard studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. An international performer, she has appeared on the CPA season multiple times, most recently with opera singer Lucia Lucas in February 2020.


(b. 1937)
Etude No. 11

Etude No. 16
Aaron Diehl

Clara Yang
Three Preludes
I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Clara Yang
Prelude No. 1 in B Flat Major

Prelude No. 3 in B minor

Prelude No. 10 in E Major (Small Red Piano)
Aaron Diehl
GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
transcribed by Gregory Stone for two pianos
Aaron Diehl and Clara Yang



The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Susan and James Moeser

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