Pianist Garrick Ohlsson rings in the 2018-19 Keyboard Concert series

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Pianist Garrick Ohlsson rings in the 2018-19 Keyboard Concert series

The 47th season of the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series at Fresno State will commence with a performance by pianist Garrick Ohlsson at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

Keyboard Concerts preserves a tradition started in 1972 by the late Philip Lorenz, a piano professor at Fresno State, of presenting audiences with talented artists who are as varied in style as they are ethnically diverse.

All concerts will be held at the Concert Hall in the Music Building (2355 E. Keats Ave.).

Ohlsson has been celebrated for his “tasteful virtuosity, elegant sense of proportion, and the balance between intimacy and declamation,” according to The New York Times. In 1970, he became the first and only American Gold Medalist of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Ohlsson will perform a selection of works by Johannes Brahms.

Also on the 2018-2019 Keyboard Concerts calendar:

  • 3 p.m. Oct. 7 — Yekwon Sunwoo, performing works by Strauss/Grainger, Schubert and Brahms
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 30 — Shai Wosner, performing works by Chopin and Schubert
  • 3 p.m. Jan. 6 — Nathan Laube (organ), performing a selection of works by J.S. Bach
  • 3 p.m. Feb. 10 — Roman Rabinovich, performing works by J.S. Bach, Ligeti, Rachmaninoff and Schubert
  • 3 p.m. March 3 — Cédric Tiberghien, performing works by Brahms, Beethoven and Debussy
  • 8 p.m. April 10 — Dénes Várjon, performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, Kurtág, and Schumann
  • 8 p.m. May 24 — Francesco Piemontesi, performing works by J.S. Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

General admission is $25, seniors $18 and students $5. For tickets and more information, visit keyboardconcerts.com or call 559.278.2337.

Parking is free in Lot P1 (corner of Shaw and Maple avenues) on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. For Wednesday night performances a $4 parking permit, which can be obtained at the dispenser upon entering the lot, is required.