Grand Encounters: Olga Kern

Grand Encounters: Olga Kern

Starting on March 13, 2022 3:30 pm

At Indiana History Center Basile Theater

Posted by Daniel McCullough

Categories: Grand Encounters

Tags: Classical

Olga Kern in concert

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Indiana History Center 

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Russian-American classical pianist Olga Kern, born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, began studying piano at the age of five. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.

Her program features Russian composers in the second half:

Beethoven: Variations on a theme by Salieri

Schumann: Carnaval

Gershwin: Three PreludesEarl

Wild/Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm


Rachmaninov: Moment Musical Op.16, No.4

Rachmaninov: Etude tableaux Op.33, No.8

Rachmaninov: Polichinelle Op.3 No.4

Tchaikovsky: Meditation

Scriabin: Two Etudes Op.42, No.4 and No.5

Balakirev: Islamey

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