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Piano Masters $55 - $45- $35
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Rising Stars $25
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Rising Stars Series: Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet
Live stream
Isaiah J. Thompson, piano
Julian Lee, tenor saxophone
Philip Norris, bass
TJ Reddick, drums

Isaiah J. Thompson leads his jazz quartet with virtuoso playing and solid technique, coupled with the confidence of a born band leader. Jazz aficionados will notice homages to jazz greats throughout this performance, but very much appreciate the quartet’s fresh, original approach.

Isaiah J. Thompson is a jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer who began studying classical piano at the age of five and quickly branched out to other styles, including jazz. Since graduating with an MM and BM from The Juilliard School, Mr. Thompson has performed with major artists, including Christian McBride, Steve Turre, John Pizzarelli, and Buster Williams. His recording debut, Handful of Keys with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, was recorded on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/isaiah-j-thompson-quartet/
Virtual Community Event | Edward Callahan in Concert
Live stream
Kalamazoo Native and KPS/Kalamazoo Promise graduate Edward Callahan will be streaming live from Wellspring Theater on Friday, February 19 at 7 PM ET. This recital kicks off the Gilmore’s annual KeysFest—a day of master classes for students grades 1–12 featuring clinicians from regional universities, workshops, and more.
Special Event: Kudo Plays Hamelin, Interview by Zsolt Bognár
Live stream
WORLD PREMIERE
Rachel Naomi Kudo, 2008 Gilmore Young Artist, will perform her commission of a new work composed by Marc-André Hamelin. The event begins with a premiere of Zsolt Bognár’s Living the Classical Life interview with Marc-André Hamelin, and closes with a Q & A with all three.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/kudo-plays-hamelin/
Jazz Club: Emmet Cohen Trio
Leading his trio with a command that belies his relative youth, Emmet Cohen is one of the hottest jazz pianists and composers to come on the scene in the past five years. Listen for traditional jazz sounds with a thoroughly modern flavor.

Mr. Cohen has appeared at the Gilmore Festival, as well as the Newport, Monterey, North Sea, Bern, Edinburgh, Detroit, and Jerusalem Jazz festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. His signature undertaking is the "Masters Legacy Series," a set of recordings and interviews honoring legendary jazz musicians that will allow musicians of multiple generations to share the unwritten folklore of America's unique musical idiom.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/jazz-club-emmet-cohen-trio/
Ingrid Fliter
2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter brings her warmth and passion to a deeply personal program of works by Beethoven and Chopin - composers whose works are intimately connected to her artistry. Ms. Fliter, who has been a part of almost every Gilmore Festival since 2006, and is beloved by audiences worldwide, gained widespread acclaim at the 2000 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, where she was a medalist. Her pearly touch and poetic approach to the piano are closely linked to the music of Chopin (especially in the Nocturnes), and her dramatic flair resonates with these picturesque sonatas by Beethoven.
Rising Stars Series: Evren Ozel
Live stream
Evren Ozel presents a moving program highlighted by Bach’s Partita in G Major, BWV 829. One of six such suites Bach published as “Clavier-Übung,” or pieces for keyboard practice, the work is an epic journey through a universe of emotions. Mr. Ozel also performs two works by Frédéric Chopin, demonstrating his noted skill with the Romantic composer’s works.

Mr. Ozel was awarded second prize, as well as special prizes for best mazurkas and best polonaise, at the 2020 National Chopin Competition of the United States. He has performed with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Ozel has appeared with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and ChamberFest Cleveland.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/evren-ozel/
Special Event: Angela Hewitt
Live stream
Internationally-renowned pianist Angela Hewitt presents a not-to-be-missed program that includes her personal remarks and demonstrates her command over a wide-ranging repertoire. Join us for this very special live stream by one of today’s most admired and respected keyboard artists.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/angela-hewitt/
Jazz Club: Aaron Diehl Trio
Live stream
Aaron Diehl is one of those artists who can do it all: solo performances, ensemble collaborations, and guest artists appearances with world class orchestras. In this special Gilmore performance, Mr. Diehl and his trio will perform great works in the early jazz tradition.

A classically-trained pianist and composer, Mr. Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. He has collaborated with living masters ranging from jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Benny Golson to 20th-century classical titan Philip Glass. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Mr. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow by the American Pianists Association. In 2014 he became the youngest ever Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist, and he has released two critically acclaimed albums on the Mack Avenue Records label. Mr. Diehl's last Gilmore appearance was at the 2016 Gilmore Festival.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/aaron-diehl-trio/
Rising Stars Series: Glenn Zaleski Trio
Live stream
Glenn Zaleski leads his acclaimed trio in an eclectic mix of jazz works and his own compositions.

Mr. Zaleski was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, as well as a finalist for the 2011 American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz. Since then, he has become one of the most in-demand young pianists on the New York jazz scene, playing with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Lage Lund, and Ari Hoenig. His new quintet album, “The Question,” was released earlier this year.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/glenn-zaleski-trio/
Rising Stars Series: Avery Gagliano
Live stream
Avery Gagliano displays her affinity for Chopin in a program that includes the composer’s Mazurkas, Op. 56. Chopin wrote more than 50 mazurkas – or dance miniatures – during his lifetime; this was written somewhat later in his life and is hallmarked by a lively middle section bracketed by a wistful opening and a pensive close.

Ms. Gagliano, winner of first prize and best concerto prize at the 2020 National Chopin Competition of the United States, is a young artist who captures audiences with her sensitivity, emotional depth, and musical expression. She has collaborated with several symphonies in the US and is an avid chamber musician. During the 2020-21 season, she will make her recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Ms. Gagliano currently resides in Philadelphia and studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald.

LEARN MORE: https://www.thegilmore.org/event/avery-gagliano/
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