CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pianist Lukáš Vondráček will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Oregon State University as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series.
The concert will be held in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis.
The Czech-born Vondráček’s program includes works by three Czech composers: Vítêzslav Novák’s “Memories, Op. 6”; Josef Suk’s “Love Song, Op. 7, No. 1”; and four selections from Bedřich Smetana’s second book of Czech dances. Two works by the German romantic composer Robert Schumann, “Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18” and “Carnaval, Op. 9,” close the recital.
Vondráček has emerged as one of the most sought after performers of his generation. During the 2018-2019 season, his solo engagements include the Pittsburgh Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo. Recital dates include the Vancouver Chopin Society, Deutschlandfunk Cologne, the Flagey in Brussels and others.
Vondráček’s honors include top prizes at Hilton Head, San Marino and Unisa International Piano Competitions, and the Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award at the Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2009.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at corvallispiano.org or locally at Grass Roots Books & Music. Youth ages 8 to 18 and all college students with valid ID will be admitted free.
Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply and are valid for purchase of up to two $5 tickets at The LaSells Stewart Center starting one hour prior to the concert with SNAP card. Accommodations relating to a disability may be made by calling 541-758-0036, preferably at least one week in advance.
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By Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, [email protected]
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