Main Stage, General Admission $12
Afternoon Recital Subscription Eligible!
Tickets On Sale July 15th at 10am
About the Show
Hailed as “a formidable artist with a commanding presence and rich interpretive gifts,” Armenian-born American pianist Raffi Besalyan is a master of his art and a true heir of the Russian School of pianism. Following his debut in Carnegie Hall, The New York Concert Review described him as “technically brilliant… playing with a great deal of temperament, speed, and power… audacious spirit, poetic substance, and deeply felt tenderness.” Active as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician, critics have praised his piano performances for their virility, poetry and extraordinary technical command.
With an international career that spans multiple continents, Raffi Besalyan comes to OCC with a program entitled “Dances and Transcriptions.” Please join us for an afternoon of pure indulgence, featuring the diabolical virtuosity of Franz Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz, the hair-raising brilliance of Maurice Ravel’s La Valse, Sergei Rachmaninov’s evocative Etude Tableux Op. 39, No. 6 aptly nicknamed “Red Riding Hood” and rhythmically impetuous world of George Gershwin’s Three Preludes and Rhapsody in Blue among other selections.