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May 23, 2016
Les Noces with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins the Philharmonia Orchestra and principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen on Thursday, May 26 for Les Noces, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work evoking the story of a Russian peasant wedding. Russian theatre director Irina Brown’s semi-staged production also features choreography by Quinn Sacks, the Philharmonia Voices choir, the Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre, and pianists Tamara Stefanovich, Nenad Lečić, and Lorenzo Soulè. Watch video commentary on this project by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich here.

The performance — which also includes Stravinsky’s one-act operas Renard and Buffa — will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from London's Royal Festival Hall. Find more information here.

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May 13, 2016
Solo Performances in Dresden and Frankfurt

Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes part in the Dresden Musikfestspiele on Sunday, May 15 with a complete performance of Catalogue des oiseaux, Messiaen’s collection of thirteen pieces for solo piano drawing form the composer’s in-depth studies of birdsong. Closing the program is a new, birdsong-inspired electroacoustic composition by Bernard Fort. Find tickets and more information here.

The following weekend, Aimard participates in "One Day in Life", a project designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and commissioned by the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Free individual performances will take place in spaces throughout Frankfurt and repeated around the clock, so as to present audiences with musical experiences beyond the boundaries of the concert hall. On Saturday, May 21, Aimard gives several repeat performances of Schubert's Sonata for Piano in G Major in the Reading Room of the German National Library. The following day, he plays Beethoven's Sonata for Piano No. 31 in A-flat Major at Boxcamp Gallus, a boxing school.

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April 29, 2016
Concluding Artist Residency with the Wiener Symphoniker

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins the Wiener Symphoniker for his final concerts as Artist-in-Residence, concluding a season-long Beethoven concerto cycle as part of a special collaboration between the Musikverein and Konzerthaus. With Chief Conductor Philippe Jordan on the podium, Aimard presents Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major on Wednesday, May 11 and Friday, May 13. His performance is paired with a concert version of Bartók’s one-act opera Bluebeard's Castle featuring Gábor Bretz and Violeta Urmana.

Find more information here about these concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein.

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