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Duke Ellington

  • Soprano Nicole Cabell and pianist Aaron Diehl take center stage with the BSO in an all-American program, featuring a new piece by Carlos Simon and works by Barber, Ellington, and Gershwin, all led by Andris Nelsons.
  • On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Pops, pianist Lara Downes and actor/singer Brian Stokes Mitchell join for an evening of music dedicated to the musical legacy of Duke Ellington, plus the world premiere of a concerto built on music by Billy Strayhorn, all conducted by Keith Lockhart.
  • The celebrated electric bassist is the soloist in his own concerto, "La Lección Tres," and the BSO's Thomas Wilkins conducts music from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha" and Duke Ellington’s "The River."