Grand Encounters presents Olga Kern

Starting on March 13, 2022 3:30 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: Grand Encounters
Tags: Classical

2021-2022 Grand Encounters Presents Olga Kern

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Indiana History Center

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

Please note that audiences will be subject to the COVID‐safety policy of Indiana History Center on the date of the event. We will communicate all requirements in a pre-concert email.



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