Pierre-Laurent Aimard Performs Three Bartók Piano Concertos With Bamberg Symphony

Lincoln Center on May 20 and 21

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to New York in May to play all three of Béla Bartók’s piano concertos in two concerts with the Bamberg Symphony under Jonathan Nott, on May 20 and 21 at Avery Fisher Hall. The concert on Wednesday, May 20 will feature Bartók’s first and third piano concertos, and the next evening’s performance will feature his second; both programs also include works by Debussy and Stravinsky. On May 19, before coming to New York , Aimard and the Bambergers will perform a similar program at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ.

The last time Aimard concertized with Nott and the Bamberg Symphony in New York, he played two Beethoven piano concertos, as well as several études for solo piano by György Ligeti. Bartók’s music has been one of the main constituents of Aimard’s repertoire this season. Besides these performances with the Bamberg Symphony, he recently released a recording of Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, with Pierre Boulez conducting the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon.

This June, Aimard travels to England where he begins his tenure as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival. Later in the summer, he returns to Lincoln Center as both conductor and soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, for two concerts in the “Mostly Mozart” festival (August 9-10).

Concert details:

May 19, New Brunswick, NJ – State Theater of NJ
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: Symphonies of wind instruments (1947 version)
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1

May 20, New York , NY – Avery Fisher Hall
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: Symphonies of wind instruments (1947 version)
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1

May 21, New York , NY – Avery Fisher Hall
Debussy: La mer
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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