RPO on Tour: Costa Mesa, CA
Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Vasily Petrenko Conductor
Olga Kern Piano
This concert is part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour of the United States in 2022.
Russian maestro Vasily Petrenko became the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director in the 2021-22 season, after leaving his role as Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. He will conclude his term as Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) in July 2021, closing a fifteen-year period during which he has drawn critical acclaim, global recognition and significantly increased audiences across the region.
As the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2021, it continues its mission to enrich lives through orchestral experiences that are uncompromising in its excellence and inclusive in its appeal. As one of the UK’s foremost cultural ambassadors, the RPO, under Petrenko’s direction, strengthens its international touring programs across the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2001) in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years. Steinway Artist and First prize winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at 17, Ms. Kern is a laureate of many international competitions. In 2016 she served as Jury Chairman of both the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and the first Olga Kern International Piano Competition, where she also holds the title of Artistic Director.