Aaron Diehl in concert with the Columbus Symphony

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Aaron Diehl in concert with the Columbus Symphony

March 19, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Urban Strings Columbus joins with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and The King Arts Complex to present Columbus’ own Aaron Diehl. The performance commemorates 16 years of Urban Strings Columbus. Aaron Diehl will perform Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and two versions of The Nutcracker Suite with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rossen Milanov.

Ticket purchases include admission to the patron reception held from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM at the Fourth Floor Pavilion of the Ohio Theatre


Perry: Study for Orchestra

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite

Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite

A protégé of Nadia Boulanger and two-time Guggenheim Fellow winner, Julia Perry was an important voice in mid-twentieth century American music combining neo-classicism with African American culture in her art.


Gershwin described the first movement of his Piano Concerto as “representing the young enthusiastic spirit of American life” and the second movement as “a poetic, nocturnal atmosphere, which has come to be referred to as the American blues…”


The iconic Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky has thrilled audiences for generations with some of the most recognizable and charming melodies in music history. In this performance, Tchaikovsky’s Suite is brilliantly blended with jazz arrangements of the same tunes by the legendary American jazz composer Duke Ellington. Hear these magnificent works side-by-side!


The King Arts Complex
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Ohio Theatre
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Columbus,, OH United States
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