Rach Fest

2023sat23sep8:00 pmRach FestPresented by Austin Symphony Orchestra

Rach Fest at the Long Center | Austin Symphony Orchestra


(Saturday) 8:00 pm


Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

Step into a world of musical enchantment as we proudly present Rach Fest, an extraordinary symphonic extravaganza that will leave you spellbound.
Prepare to be captivated over two unforgettable nights as we celebrate the timeless genius of Sergei Rachmaninoff, brought to life by the unparalleled artistry of the
2001 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist and piano virtuoso, Olga Kern.

Witness a breathtaking musical odyssey as Olga Kern takes center stage, gracing us with her astounding talent, as she masterfully performs all four of Rachmaninoff’s
Piano Concertos plus his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. (Please note: Friday & Saturday features different repertoire.)

The 113th season kicks off with an all-Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto concert featuring all four of his piano concerti and his breathtaking Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. These will all be performed by world-renowned pianist and Austin favorite, Olga Kern.

Sense the introspective melancholy and resurgence in Piano Concerto No. 2, a masterpiece born from Rachmaninoff’s resilience in the face of adversity, transcending his
creative struggles.

And as the evening unfolds, experience the vibrant fusion of classical elegance and contemporary flair in Piano Concerto No. 4, adorned with playful jazz and blues
influences that will ignite your senses and keep you immersed in the magic of the moment.

But the enchantment doesn’t end there – prepare to be swept away by the enchanting melodies of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a breathtaking
composition that will leave you in awe of the sheer brilliance and ingenuity of both composer and performer.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43


What To Expect

  • This is an indoor event.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind.
  • Animals and pets are not permitted except for properly identified service animals.

Questions? Email  Austin Symphony Orchestra’s box office. You can also call them at (512) 476-6064 ext. 3 to get your questions answered right away.


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