Famed pianist, 92, to perform in Boston after heart surgery

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BOSTON (AP) – A world-renowned 92-year-old pianist is set to perform next week with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Menahem Pressler is returning to Boston where he underwent a relatively rare procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital nearly two years ago to repair a life-threatening aneurysm in his aorta.

Pressler is performing November 22, 25 and 26 at Symphony Hall. He’s slated to play Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 27.”

Born in Germany and raised in what’s now Israel, Pressler is best known for the long-running Beaux Arts Trio that disbanded in 2008.

Ahead of his Boston return, Pressler says he feels fortunate to still be able to perform. He says he’s never felt better and has no desire to slow down.

Pressler will be in his German hometown next month to perform a concert marking his 93rd birthday.

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