WPAS: Olga Kern, piano
Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society
Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore
Haydn Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/50
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35
Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Liszt Spanish Rhapsody, S. 254
Winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition, Olga Kern displays vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique. “Her playing is brilliant, glassy, supremely aggressive and dazzlingly virtuosic in the Horowitz manner” (The Washington Post). Witness this striking performer in her first solo recital with WPAS since her debut on WPAS’ Hayes Piano Series in 2002.
This performance is generously underwritten by Morton and Norma Lee Funger.
Concert Preview for WPAS Members at 3pm.
Tickets on sale September 2nd at 10:00 a.m.