Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Acclaimed for interpretations that blend the “gossamer and the athletic” (New York Times), Garrick Ohlsson returns to dazzle us with some of the most impassioned music in the piano repertoire: Brahms’s variations. Experience this modern master as he demonstrates his extraordinary technique in the astonishingly difficult Paganini Variations while shining a light on lesser-known gems such as the Variations on an Original Theme.

Brahms: Eight Pieces, Op. 76
Brahms: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21, No. 1
Brahms: Variations on a Hungarian Theme, Op. 21, No. 2
Brahms: Ballades, Op. 10
Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 (Bk I)

This concert is supported by Elaine Kligerman.

The Artist(s)

Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature.… Read More


CLIBURN LIVE: Garrick Ohlsson (April 5, 2016)
Garrick Ohlsson on His Musical Background
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Jeffrey Kallberg at 6:30 pm