Moscow-born, New York–based classical pianist Olga Kern returns to the Santa Rosa Symphony after a spellbinding performance in 2013 for the orchestra’s latest performance, ‘Blaze of Russian Glory.’
This time, Kern sits in with conductor Bruno Ferrandis and the symphony for several fiery, passionate piano concertos written by Russian masters. First, the vivacious Piano Concerto no. 1 from Rachmaninoff lights up Weill Hall with spirited scales and unusual time signatures, then Prokofiev’s own Piano Concerto no. 1 heats up with experimental melodies and abundant creativity. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite caps off the program taking place Saturday through Monday, March 21–23, at the Green Music Center. 1801, East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Saturday and Monday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $76 and up. 707.546.8742.