General admission for children 17 years and under is always free

Weekend Concert Series

Aaron Diehl, piano

Stride and Ragtime

Sunday, December 4, 2022 1:30 pm
Calderwood Hall


Eubie Blake Poor Katie Redd
Memories of You
Jessie Pickett Dream Rag
James P. Johnson Carolina Shout
Over the Bars
Adagio from Jazz-a-mine Concerto
Fats Walter Honeysuckle Rose
African Ripples
Viper’s Drag
Willie “The Lion” Smith Echoes of Spring
Fading Star
Finger Buster
Jelly Roll Morton The Pearls
Finger Breaker
Original Jelly Roll Blues
Luckey Roberts Ripples of the Nile
Scott Joplin Solace (A Mexican Serenade)
Easy Winners
Maple Leaf Rag
Roland Hanna Century Rag

Celebrated musical polymath Aaron Diehl returns to the Gardner with a program that explores the ways African-American composers forged their own distinctive and distinctly American sound.


Ticket Information

Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level. Seating opens 45 minutes before the concert begins.


Adults $45, seniors $40, members $35, students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).


Adults $40, seniors $35, members $30,students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).

To request accessible or wheelchair seating, please call the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

Covid-19 Policy

The Gardner maintains its mask requirement for free and ticketed events in Calderwood Hall. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose while in Calderwood Hall. Please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156 for further information.


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Advance tickets are strongly recommended as many concerts do sell out. For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee the availability of standby tickets.

No refunds or exchanges will be made. Programs are subject to change.


August 3 - 12, 2022
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Music at the Gardner is supported by Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund. Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: The Coogan Concert in memory of Peter Weston Coogan; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; David Scudder in memory of his wife, Marie Louise Scudder; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.