Rachmaninoff Virtuoso Olga Kern Opens Philharmonic's 60th Season
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The last date listed for Pianist Olga Kern was Friday October 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts:
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With a total of 11 Oscars between them, stellar film composers John Williams (Star Wars, E.T.), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), James Horner (Titanic) and Elliot Goldenthal (Batman Forever) are more than deserving of this concert tribute from conductor Carl St. Clair, guest cellist Sophie Shao and the Pacific Symphony. This exciting evening of music from the movies and more features several premieres, including the debut of Goldenthal's Symphony in G-Sharp Minor. The New York Times calls cellist Sophie Shao's playing "eloquent" and "powerful." This young talent is a multiple award-winner, having scored top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. There's a preview talk with host Alan Chapman an hour before each concert. Please see the full event description for details on the program. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Caroline McNabb
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This phenomenal pianist is quite the brilliant Rachmaninoff interpreter. Her playing went deep to the core of my marrow on the Rach Prelude Op. 32 in B minor. Kern's sensitivity and strength combined with a rare gift for technique made her concert verge on transcendent. Olga is a joy to listen to! She played multiple encores and didn't want to leave the stage, as much as we did not want her to. I could listen to her play endlessly! Such an inspiration. Many thanks to the Philharmonic Society for bringing this incredible talent to Orange County.
Quotes & Highlights
Attend a pre-concert lecture beginning one hour prior to show time.
Rachmaninoff: Preludes, Op. 32
Op. 39 #9 D major
Op. 33 #8 G minor
Op. 33 #6 E-flat minor
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36