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Olga Kern


 Photo: Fernando Baez

Photo: Fernando Baez

SAT-SUN, OCT 6-7, 2018, 4:00 PM
Lincoln Performance Hall
Portland State University

1620 SW Park Ave
Portland OR 97201

Olga Kern

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation's great artists. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and 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 in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.

Her electricity at the keyboard is palpable, and though she generates from the music itself, as it flows through her fingers it takes on fresh voltage that is unmistakably hers.
— Washington Post

PROGRAM:

Note: All programs subject to change

OCT 6, 2018 | 4 PM

NOTE: All programs subject to change
Scarlatti, D.:           
3 Sonatas
Beethoven:
Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53, No. 21 "Waldstein"
Lee, James III:           
Window to Eternity's Threshold (World Premiere)
Rachmaninov:
Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, No. 4 in E minor
7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10, No. 3 "Barcarolle"
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, No. 4 "Polichinelle"
Scriabin:           
2 Etudes, No. 4 and No. 5, Op. 42
Balakirev:           
Islamey, Op. 18

OCT 7, 2018 | 4 PM

NOTE: All programs subject to change
Beethoven:           
10 Variations on a Theme by Salieri
Schumann:
Carnaval, OP. 9
Gershwin:           
Three Preludes
"Fascinating Rhythm" from Seven Virtuoso Etudes (arr. Earl Wild)

Rachmaninov:
Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, No. 4 in E minor
7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10, No. 3 "Barcarolle"
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, No. 4 "Polichinelle"
Scriabin:           
2 Etudes, No. 4 and No. 5, Op. 42
Balakirev:           
Islamey, Op. 18

Earlier Event: September 29
Brahms’ Fourth Symphony
Later Event: October 6
Napoli