Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Aaron Diehl Trio
M.L. Williams Zodiac Suite
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
The iconic introduction to Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, launched into popular culture in 1968 when it opened the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, sets the tone for an out-of-this-world performance. Composer and jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams’s 1945 release of Zodiac Suite propelled her to fame at the pinnacle of the swing movement. Inspired by musicians born under each of the astrological signs, Zodiac Suite’s 12 sections dazzle audiences thanks to the tremendous talent of pianist Aaron Diehl and the Aaron Diel Trio. Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the Orchestra in this musical voyage to the outer realms of the galaxy.