The evening includes a discussion and question-and-answer session with Thibaudet, as well as a live performance of selections from the new CD; he will sign copies of the recording afterwards.
Aria, scheduled for release on February 13, is a collection of piano arrangements of operatic music, from a m_lodie from Gluck's Orph_e et Eurydice to Puccini's "O mio babbino caro" and "Vissi d'arte" to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."
"Ever since I was the littlest boy," says Thibaudet, "all I wanted to do was sing because the human voice allows you to share the deepest of emotions. Unfortunately, I was not born with the type of voice that one needs for opera or Lieder, but I am thankful every single day that I was given these hands so I can sing with my fingers."
The event begins at 7 p.m.