Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

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One of the most decorated pianists in contemporary music, Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings an exploration of Modernist synesthesia for The Rite of Spring at 100. The program includes Claude Debussy’s Préludes, Book II focusing on the relationship of image and color to sound. This work embodies the restless spirit of Stravinsky’s compositions and the Modernist desire to conceive of new and startling interpretations. Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s virtuoso abilities as a soloist will be on full display in this ambitious program. Memorial Hall will be one of three U.S. stops on a tour that includes appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and in Tokyo and Taipei.

After his performance, Pierre-Laurent Aimard will lead a brief conversation with illustrations from the piano. The talk will focus on Claude Debussy’s exploration of color and sound within the context of the Modernist period.

“A virtuoso of imagination”
– The New York Times

Classical music performances are made possible by The Wiliam R Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts