The La Jolla Music Society is beginning its Frieman Family Piano Series with Garrick Ohlsson at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., according to their marketing director Kristen Sakamoto.
The Boston Globe described Mr. Ohlsson as, “…the most versatile of America’s pianists.” His approach to playing music has also been recognized for its “power and subtlety,” said Sakamoto.
His performance opened with the classic works of Beethoven’s complex Sonata in A-flat Major and Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, “Der Wanderer,” said Sakamoto. His work also includes selections from Chopin, as Ohlsson is reknowned as an exponent of that particular type of music.
The La Jolla Music Society is enriching the experience with “Preludes,” which are pre-concert conversations and performances that take place an hour prior to certain performances, according to Sakamoto. Steven Cassedy will present his pre-concert lecture: Is it Just a Fantasy?
Sakamoto said, “The performance is held in association with San Diego Symphony Orchestra‘s Upright & Grand Piano Festival, a month-long festival featuring internationally renowned classical, jazz and contemporary artists for performances, master classes and workshops.”
Tickets are available at www.LJMS.org for $30 to $80 on a limited number of seats, or call the La Jolla Music Society’s Ticket Services Office at 858-459-3728
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