“Throughout history, many Black composers have been overlooked,”
said Emanuela Friscioni, director of Tri-C’s Classical
Piano Series. “This performance
offers an opportunity to appreciate and savor their incredible
contributions to the art form.”
Their work will be brought to life by Diehl, a 33-year-old
classically trained pianist and composer with Ohio roots. He has
collaborated with living jazz masters while establishing himself
as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of the Great American
Diehl’s latest evolution comes as he begins to tackle modern
classical works, performing the music of George Gershwin with
the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota
Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
This is the second show in Tri-C’s four-part 2021 Classical
Piano Series. All performances will be presented online.
Upcoming performances, listed by date, include:
— Caroline Oltmanns, a German concert pianist whose
talent has taken her around the world. She currently serves as a
professor of piano at Youngstown State University.
— Dan Tepfer, a French-American jazz pianist whose many
honors include winning
first prize and
audience prize at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano
Tri-C Classical Piano Series is presented by
the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation
and made possible by Cuyahoga
the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest.