Olga Kern and The Sphinx Virtuosi

olga_kern_100_strokeTwo recent performances presented by the venerable Charlotte Concerts are paired on this edition of the program. From October, 2011, a sensational program from Cliburn Competition-winning pianist Olga Kern, featuring Schumann’s Carnaval and variations on Schumann by his wife, Clara, plus Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 and Balakirev’s spellbinding Islamey. The second half of the show has selections from a November, 2011, program by The Sphinx Virtuosi - an ensemble comprised of musicians from the Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players. The ensemble plays music from Venezuelan composer Juan Bautista Plaza along with selections from Bach, Mozart, and Schubert.
Listen to the entire program: Olga Kern and Sphinx Virtuosi



Billboard and Introduction to Clara Schumann's Variations - Lauren Rico



CLARA SCHUMANN: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann
Olga Kern, piano



Introduction to Schumann's Carnaval - Lauren Rico



ROBERT SCHUMANN: Carnaval
Olga Kern, piano



Introduction to Rachmaninoff Sonata - Lauren Rico



SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor
Olga Kern, piano



Introduction to Scriabin Etudes - Lauren Rico



ALEXANDER SCRIABIN: Two Etudes (Nos. 4 and 5, Op. 42)
Olga Kern, piano



Introduction to Balakirev's Islamey - Lauren Rico



MILY BALAKIREV: Islamey
Olga Kern, piano



Introduction to Kern's encore - Lauren Rico



Encore
Olga Kern, piano



Introduction to Mozart Divertimento - Lauren Rico



MOZART: Divertimento in D, K. 136
The Sphinx Virtuosi



Introduction to Plaza's Fuga Criolla - Lauren Rico



JUAN BAUTISTA PLAZA: Fuga Criolla
The Sphinx Virtuosi



Introduction to Bach Ricercare - Lauren Rico



J.S. BACH: Ricercare a 6 (from The Musical Offering)
The Sphinx Virtuosi



Introduction to "Death and the Maiden" finale - Lauren Rico



FRANZ SCHUBERT: String Quartet in D minor "Death and the Maiden" - finale (arr. by Gustav Mahler)
The Sphinx Virtuosi



End of show - Lauren Rico




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