Renowned Russian pianist to return to Huntington

Tamara Orlovsky will perform traditional, Russian classics

HUNTINGTON, IN -- Since performing her first public recital at the age of six, Tamara Karetkina Orlovsky has received rave reviews, critical acclaim and standing ovations. On Thursday, April 11, she will return to the Merillat Centre for the Arts for an evening of classical piano music.

Hailed by Harold Schonberg of the New York Times as "an amazing pianist," Orlovsky performed with a full orchestra at the age of ten. A musical prodigy, she graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory with a bachelor’s degree and the school’s coveted Gold Medal at seventeen. She went on to earn her Masters degree from the Conservatory in 1966, and completed additional graduate studies under the supervision of Professor M. Khalvin in 1969.

Orlovsky has traveled all over the world with an amazing repertoire, including concerti by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. She currently holds a faculty position at Indiana Central University in Indianapolis.

The concert will include selections by Haydn and Schumann. A Russian program of works by composers Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Balakirev will also be presented.

The performance, sponsored in part by Square D, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. General admission tickets are $7. For tickets or further information, please call the Merillat Centre for the Arts box office at (260) 356-6000, extension 2060.

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