Rach Fest

2023fri22sep8:00 pmRach FestPresented by Austin Symphony Orchestra

Rach Fest at the Long Center | Austin Symphony Orchestra


(Friday) 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


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.

Feel the raw emotion and artistic evolution in Rachmaninoff’s journey through time. Be mesmerized by the hauntingly beautiful Piano Concerto No. 1, a composition
that emerged from the depths of Rachmaninoff’s youth, evolving into a true testament of his matured style almost three decades later.

Prepare to be moved by the profound intensity of Piano Concerto No. 3, a true trial of pianistic virtuosity that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The
evening will begin with Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30


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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