The Mannes School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and Rutgers University pay tribute to legendary pianist Alicia de Larrocha through the screening of a documentary on her life.
- On Monday September 24 at 7 pm. At Mannes School of Music, 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 (view map). Free, seating is first-come first-served.
- On Monday September 25 at 7:30 pm. At Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027 (view map). Free, RSVP.
- On Wednesday, September 26 at 12.30 pm. At Rutgers University, Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building, Rutgers University, Douglass Campus, 81 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (view map). Free.
- Written and directed by Verónica Font and Yolanda Olmos, 2017. Watch trailer.
Alicia’s Hands is a documentary on the life of singular Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. The film, which provides a portrait of a life devoted to the pursuit of musical perfection, features André Previn, Maria João Pires, Martha Argerich, and Gerard Schwarz, among others, providing commentary on de Larrocha’s technique and her passionate approach to performance. In-person introductory remarks will be given at the screening by Alicia and Juan Torra, children of de Larrocha, whose “beautiful sound, amazing technique, and truly immaculate rhythm” (André Previn) has assured her place among the 20th century’s great pianists.