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🎹 Legendary pianist to play two performances in WNC

Pianist Olga Kern will round out Asheville Symphony’s Masterworks Series + perform a solo recital at Brevard Music Center.

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Pianist Olga Kern posing in front of a piano in Steinway Hall.

Olga Kern began studying piano at 5 years old + won a historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001.

Photo by Chris Lee

Asheville Symphony and Brevard Music Center (BMC) have teamed up to bring Olga Kern, one of the greatest pianists of her generation, to WNC.

On Tuesday, May 14, BMC presents Olga Kern in recital, and on Saturday, May 18, the world-renowned pianist will join the Asheville Symphony for this year’s Masterworks finale, “Masterworks 7: Titan.”

Discover Asheville Symphony’s “Titan”

In the Asheville Symphony’s finale, Kern will take on Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Once deemed “unplayable,” the piece requires mastery of just about every artistic and technical resource. It’s no wonder it quickly grew to fame + secured its place as one of the most popular — and bombastic — piano concertos ever composed.

Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan” is a fitting companion on the program. “Titan” evokes a journey through nature’s beauty and fury. Its grandeur and intensity make for a powerful and emotional Masterworks Series finale.

Reserve your tickets to Asheville Symphony’s “Titan”

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