Olga Kern, piano
Streaming on Demand January 30 to February 2
Chris Lee photo
CMA's next concert video will be a recital by the
extraordinary Russian-American pianist Olga Kern.
This concert is a production of CameraMusic, an organization that provides opportunities for webcast performances by musicians, and video content to presenting organizations, while we all await the return of in-person performances. CMA is co-presenting this concert along with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Civic Music Association of Des Moines, and the Carmel (California) Music Society.
CMA and its co-presenters will pay a fee to Olga Kern for this performance, but the video will be available free of charge. It will run from Saturday, January 30, at 6pm until Tuesday, February 2, at 6pm (all times Mountain).
Watch the streaming video right here on CMA's homepage, starting January 30.
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E major
Clara Schumann: Larghetto in F major, from Quatre pièces fugitives, Op. 15
Amy Beach: Scherzino: A Peterborough Chipmunk, from Three Pianoforte Pieces, Op. 128
Debussy: Feux d’artifice (Fireworks), from Preludes, Book II
Gershwin: Three Preludes
i. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
ii. Andante con moto e poco rubato
iii. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Gershwin/Arr. Wild: Fascinating Rhythm
Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau No. 8 in G minor, from Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33
Scriabin: Two Etudes, Op. 42: No. 4 in F-sharp major and No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Prokofiev: Etude in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4
Liadov: The Music Box, Op. 32
Mussorgsky/Arr. Rachmaninoff: 'Hopak' in G major, from Sorochintsy Fair
About the Artist
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern has brought to stages around
the world a mix of the charisma and power cultivated by pianists of the old Russian school. Kern has a musical ancestry that her family traces back to the circles of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Both her parents were musicians, and she took up the piano at the age of 5. At age 17 she won first prize at the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, and then just a few years later launched a major international performing and recording career with her first-prize win at the Van Cliburn Competition.
In recent seasons, Olga Kern has performed as soloist with the
Moscow Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic with Pinchas Zukerman, and the Santa Fe, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Colorado Symphony Orchestras, among others. She has appeared as soloist on tour recently with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Also an active recitalist, she appeared recently in Orford, Sunriver, Fort Worth (Cliburn Concerts), Carmel, and San Francisco.
Ms. Kern’s discography includes Harmonia Mundi recordings of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, her Grammy-nominated recording of Rachmaninoff’s Corelli Variations and other transcriptions, a recital disc with works by Rachmaninoff and Balakirev, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and works by Brahms and Chopin. Most recently, SONY released its recording of Ms. Kern performing the Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano with cellist Sol Gabetta.