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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Hailed as “a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), Grammy Award winner Pierre-Laurent Aimard enjoys a career that transcends traditional boundaries. The French pianist’s staggering technique, searing intellect, and fantastical imagination have been on display in four previous Perelman Theater recitals and promise to be further evidenced in a thrilling program that ranges from the Russian avant-garde to Beethoven’s monumental Hammerklavier.

Obukhov: Création d'or
Obukhov: Révelation
Liszt: Nuages gris
Liszt: Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
Messiaen: Le Courlis Cendré, from Catalogue d'oiseaux
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106, Hammerklavier


This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Jeffrey Kallberg

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time and as a uniquely significant interpreter of piano repertoire from every age, Pierre-Laurent Aimard enjoys an internationally celebrated career. He performs throughout the world each season with major orchestras under conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavo Dudamel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Peter Eötvös..

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info