Event Description

The brilliant pianist Olga Kern will once again grace The Lensic’s stage for the very first of The Symphony’s inaugural series of Concert Recitals, just days before she rejoins the full Symphony Orchestra.  Join the thousands from around the world who have heard the awe-inspiring music performed by Kern, winner of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal in the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.



Three Sonatas

     Piano Sonata in A Major, K.24
     Piano Sonata in D Minor, K.9
     Piano Sonata in C Major, K.159


Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53 (“Waldstein”)

Allegro con brio
Introduzione: Adagio molto
Rondo: Allegretto moderato; Prestissimo



Eight Preludes

    Allegro vivace in C Major, op. 32 no. 1
    Moderato in G Major, op. 32 no. 5
    Vivo in A Minor, op. 32 no. 8
    Prelude in C-sharp Minor, op. 3 no. 2
    Allegro in C Minor, op. 23 no. 7
    Lento in B Minor, op. 32 no. 10
    Allegro in G-sharp Minor, op. 32 no. 12
    Alla Marcia in G Minor, op. 23 no. 5


Two Etudes from op. 42

    No. 4 in F-sharp Major
    No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

MILY BALAKIREV (1837–1910)


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Olga Kern Van Cliburn–winning pianist

Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Read more!

Kern will also be featured as a concerto soloist during The Symphony’s October 16 performance, alongside the full orchestra—don’t miss it!

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