Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

This concert is supported by Elaine Kligerman.

“A brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard “always curates his recitals with scholarly devotion” (Washington Classical Review). This fascinating recital program focuses on the fantasia, interspersing works of widely differing character from the modern to the Baroque.

Sweelinck: Echo Fantasia, SwWV. 261
Carter: Night-Fantasies
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
CPE Bach: Fantasia in C Major, Wq. 59/6
Beethoven: Fantasia, Op. 77
IvesThe Celestial Railroad, Phantasy for Piano

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (including intermission) 

The Artist(s)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time, Pierre-Laurent Aimard has had close collaborations with many leading composers including György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, George Benjamin, Pierre Boulez and Oliver Messiaen. Aimard begins the 2022/23 season by receiving Denmark’s most prominent music award, the Leonie Sonning Music Prize 2022 which will be celebrated in a series of concerts with Royal Danish Orchestra/Cambreling and recitals in Copenhagen and Aarhus.… Read More


Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2022
Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Ligeti: Musica ricercata No. 7
Pre-Concert Talk

with Elizabeth Morgan at 6:30pm, Comcast Circle