Olga Kern in Concert

Starting on October 29, 2023 3:30 pm
Posted by Lee Clifford
Categories: Grand Encounters
Tags: Classical

Grand Encounters 23/24

Our season begins with a journey through romantic works by Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Gershwin performed by the illustrious pianist Olga Kern in the beautiful Grand Hall at Indiana Landmarks Center. Experience an enthralling afternoon with Olga, described by The Washington Post as possessing “electricity at the keyboard that is palpable,” and praised by Bachtrack for her “utterly mesmerizing” playing.

Highlights include Shumann’s Carnaval, an exquisite collection of piano miniatures representing a masked ball, and Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42, a spellbinding series of variations both tender and triumphant.

Olga made history as the first woman to win the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn in over 30 years, and her dedication to musical excellence extends beyond the stage. She is a distinguished recipient of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, joining the esteemed ranks of honorees like Rosa Parks and Buzz Aldrin.


Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, op. 39, No. 9

Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, op. 33, No. 7, No. 5

Schumann: Carnaval

Gershwin: Three Preludes

Wild: Virtuoso Etude No. 7, based on Gershwin’s “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”


Rachmaninoff: Three Pieces

  • Moments Musical, Op. 16, No. 4
  • Barcarolle, Op. 10, No. 3
  • Polichinelle, Op. 3, No. 4

Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
Rachmaninoff : Three Transcriptions

  • “Hopak” by Modest Mussorgsky
  • "Lilacs" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • "Liebesleid" by Fritz Kreisler

Rachmaninoff: Polka de W.R.

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