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Mostly Mozart Festival at Alice Tully Hall | George Benjamin/Pierre Laurent Aimard

  • Alice Tully Hall 1941 Broadway New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

International Contemporary Ensemble
George Benjamin, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Hila Plitmann, soprano
Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano


Mostly Mozart’s pioneering artists-in-residence create the enigmatic atmosphere of George Benjamin’s chamber operaInto the Little Hill. With Benjamin at the podium, ICE delves into some of the composer-in-residence’s influences, along with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who joins the group for Ligeti’s riotous Piano Concerto.

“A haunting, musically complex, ingeniously scored and often disturbing piece”

—New York Times on Into the Little Hill


George Benjamin: Into the Little Hill (2006)

Oliver Messiaen, Oiseaux Exotiques, (1955-1956)

Gyorgy Ligeti, Piano Concerto (1988)