WATCH: Pianist Aaron Diehl Plays Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, and Gershwin in Live Video Concert

By Keegan Morris |

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WFMT is thrilled to bring you this upbeat, swinging concert livestream from pianist and composer Aaron Diehl! A co-presentation with UChicago Presents, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and the Civic Music Association of Des Moines, this concert features the propulsive Harlem stride hits by James P. Johnson, Thomas “Fats” Waller, and Willie “the Lion” Smith, plus selections by Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and Massenet. Diehl performs live from his New York City home.

We hope this performance brings you comfort and delight during these trying times. Remember to like and share the video if you enjoy it!


Eubie Blake: "Charleston Rag"

Thomas “Fats” Waller: "African Ripples"

Scott Joplin: "Solace," "A Mexican Serenade"

Grieg: "Anitra’s Dance" from Peer Gynt

Massenet: Élégie

Willie “the Lion” Smith: "Fading Star"

Gershwin: "’S Wonderful"

James P. Johnson: "Carolina Shout"