Olga Kern, piano
2019–2020 Cliburn Concerts
Date: October 10, 2019 7:30 pm CDT
Venue: Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion
“Call it star quality — music likes Kern the way the camera liked Garbo.”— The Washington Post
North Texas audiences are no strangers to the vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique that defines the Olga Kern concert experience. Our 2001 gold medalist—now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists—returns to Cliburn Concerts for a highly anticipated two-night engagement.
Since her last Cliburn performance in 2014, the Russian-American pianist has enthralled audiences at major venues and with leading orchestras across six continents; served as jury chairman of the 2016 Cliburn Amateur Competition and the First Olga Kern International Piano Competition; and was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, for “embodying the spirit of America” in her “salute to tolerance, brotherhood, diversity, and patriotism.
BEETHOVEN Ten Variations on ‘La stessa, la stessissima’ by Salieri, WoO73
Sonata No. 21 in C Major, op. 53 (“Waldstein”)
GERSHWIN Three Preludes
— intermission —
RACHMANINOV Moment musical in E Minor, op. 16, no. 4
“Barcarolle” from 7 Morceaux de salon, op. 10, no. 3
“Polichinelle” from Morceaux de fantaisie, op. 3, no. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY Méditation from 18 Pieces, op. 72, no. 5
SCRIABIN Etude in F-sharp Minor, op. 42, no. 4
Etude in C-sharp Minor, op 42, no. 5
BALAKIREV Islamey (Oriental Fantasy), op. 18
GENERAL CONCERT INFORMATION
Patrons must be 8 years of age or older to attend Cliburn Concerts.
For questions about ticketing please contact the Bass Hall Box Office at 817.212.4280.
The on-site will-call and box office will open in the Kimbell Piano Pavilion lobby one hour prior to concert time.
For information on parking please visit https://www.kimbellart.org/visit
Photography and recording are strictly prohibited.