Festival Playlists

April 16, 2024

As preparations ramp up for the 2024 Festival (just days away!) we’re listening to a lot of music, and want to share two playlists curated by Executive and Artistic Director Pierre van der Westhuizen and Director of Jazz Seth Abramson. Take a listen while you plan your calendar!

Pierre’s Picks: Festival Highlights

Pierre’s selections offer a tour through some of his favorite classical pieces in a collection that includes clips by many Festival artists. Listen for the complex harmonies of the Labèque Duo, the deep storytelling of Gabriel Kahane, and the wide-ranging talent of Gabriela Montero. Listen here.


Jazz Essentials from Seth

Seth’s picks reflect the timeless soul of jazz and its evolving pulse and include cuts from Kenny Barron, Isaiah J. Thompson, Eliane Elias, and more. The list weaves through the classics and into jazz’s new wave, designed to prime your ears for the live festival experiences. Listen here.


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