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MASTERWORKS 7

Titan

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024, 2:00 P.M.
BREVARD MUSIC CENTER’S WHITTINGTON-PFOHL AUDITORIUM

Darko Butorac, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

 

Our season finale takes a dramatic turn and features two powerful titans of Western repertoire, both firsts for their composers. Once deemed worthless and unplayable by his mentor, Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto quickly leapt to international fame and secured its place as one of the most bombastic and popular piano concertos ever composed. A fitting companion indeed for Mahler’s mighty “Titan.” Mahler evokes the “voice of nature” with his first symphony, capturing nature’s beauty with “leisurely” melodies and its fury with “stürmisch bewegt” (stormy motion) for a powerful and emotional end to our season.

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Mahler Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

 

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NOTE: 23-24 season shows originally scheduled for the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium have been moved. Click here to read more. 

 

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Olivia and Gary Zahler

Drs. Joanne and Tom Parker

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Dr. Bolling Farmer

Olga Kern
Piano
Olga Kern
Piano

Pianist Olga Kern is recognized as one of her generation’s great artists.  With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike.  Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and began studying piano at the age of five. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.

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