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October 8, 2015
Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 with Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Edo de Waart

Pierre-Laurent Aimard travels to Antwerp for two performances of Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic under the leadership of Chief Conductor Edo de Waart. Rounding out the program on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 are Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite as well as Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche by Richard Strauss.

Other upcoming Beethoven concerto performances this season include a full cycle as the Wiener Symphoniker’s 2015-16 artist-in-residence, an appearance with the Oslo Philharmonic, and a European tour with the Zürcher Kammerorchester.

Tickets and more information about the concerts at Antwerp’s deSingel can be found here.

October 1, 2015
A Season as Artist-in-Residence at the Wiener Symphoniker

Pierre-Laurent Aimard commences his position as Artist-in-Residence at the Wiener Symphoniker on October 3 and 4 with performances of Beethoven's Concerto No. 1 in C Major. This work is complemented on both evenings with Bartók’s Két Kép ("Two Pictures") and Concerto for Orchestra. Find tickets and more information here for October 3 and here for October 4.

Aimard performs a full cycle of Beethoven concertos with Wiener Symphoniker during his residency, all under the leadership of Philippe Jordan. He returns to the stage of the Wiener Konzerthaus for performances of the Concerto No. 4 on October 29 and 30. Concerto No. 3 is featured on January 13, 14 and 15. On April 1 and 3, he performs the Concerto No. 5, and on April 2, he joins members of the orchestra for chamber works by Carter, Haydn, and Shostakovich. On May 11 and 13, the residency concludes with Beethoven's Concerto No. 2.

September 24, 2015
Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus at Alte Oper Frankfurt

Pierre-Laurent Aimard presents Olivier Messiaen’s solo piano masterwork and meditation on the infancy of Jesus, Sunday, September 27 as part of Alte Oper Frankfurt’s Musikfest Goldberg-Variationen. Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus, which is comprised of 20 miniatures lasting two hours, was originally composed in 1944 for Messiaen's wife Yvonne Loriod — of whom Aimard was a pupil — and explores the composer’s religious, spiritual, and musical convictions.

More information about this performance can be found here.

Aimard’s 2000 recording of Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus on Teldec is available on Amazon.