Alec Baldwin to host July 15 Pianofest Concert

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

SOUTHAMPTON — Pianofest in the Hamptons is delighted to announce critically-acclaimed actor Alec Baldwin will host the July 15th Pianofest concert at Avram Theater, Southampton.

Baldwin brings his witty and poignant humor to Pianofest for one-night only, providing his commentary to the evening’s performances from multiple pianists. Concert program and artists will be announced the day of the performance.

The concert begins 5 PM, Monday, July 15 at Avram Theater - Stony Brook, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY. Admission is $20, and students 18 years old or younger are free. Tickets are only sold at the door. Following the concert will be a reception to meet the pianists.

Baldwin is an actor, writer, and producer. He began acting on television in 1980, moving on to film and Broadway. From 2006 to 2013, Baldwin starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, winning two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for this role. He also is best known for starring in numerous episodes of Saturday Night Live, impersonating Donald Trump. This role won him his third Primetime Emmy in 2017. He is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors.

He is a well-known philanthropist, patron, and board member of the New York Philharmonic. In 2009, he became the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the nationally syndicated radio series of the orchestra.

Pianofest presents classical music concerts throughout the summer featuring highly-gifted pianists. Now in its 31st season, concerts occur in Southampton, East Hampton, and Westhampton. Lessons are conducted by Pianofest’s Director, Paul Schenly, and eminent guest artists, such as Jerome Lowenthal, Sergei Babayan, Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode and Andre Watts, all of whom participated in the past.

SOUTHAMPTON CONCERTS

Avram Theater, Southampton
239 Montauk Highway

All concerts begin at 5 PM.

  • Monday, July 1

  • Monday, July 8

  • Monday, July 15 (with Alec Baldwin)

  • Monday, July 22

  • Monday, July 29

  • Monday, August 5

  • Monday, August 12

EAST HAMPTON CONCERTS

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
18 James Lane, East Hampton

All concerts begin at 6 PM.

  • Wednesday, June 26

  • Wednesday, July 10

  • Wednesday, July 24

  • Wednesday, August 7

WESTHAMPTON CONCERTS

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach

All concerts begin at 7 PM.

  • Thursday, June 27

  • Thursday, August 8

For more details, visit pianofest.com or call 631-329-9115.

Media Sponsor: WSHU


 About Pianofest in the Hamptons

Pianofest is a summer festival-school that offers exceptionally concentrated study to a small group of pianists selected by audition. Weekly evening concerts featuring these emerging artists occur at different venues in the Hamptons, June to August. The 2019 concert season will run June 24 through August 12.

Founded by Paul Schenly, Pianofest began as a creative vision—a community of pianists and piano-lovers surrounded by nature's wonder of the East End. 

The teaching at Pianofest stresses an ethic based on support rather than competition. In addition to emphasizing the solo repertoire, students accompany each other in concertos and explore the duo piano literature. Pianofest also offers an opportunity for pianists to nurture their own friendships, performance opportunities, and contacts with the residents of the community. The Hamptons attract visitors from around the world, while local residents include renowned authors, artists and musicians. Practice sessions and master classes take place in a classic Hamptons’ manse where eight grand pianos are actively used – including one in the kitchen!

Nearly 500 pianists have passed through the festival-school within its 30-year history including Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Sergei Babayan and sensational Steinway Artists Anderson & Roe Piano Duo.