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Kahane to perform in Oakmont Oakmont Berger Center

Sunday April 10th - 3:00pm

A recital by Jeffrey Kahane, on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m., in the Berger Center will celebrate 25 years of live chamber music in Oakmont. Kahane is a fabulous international artist with special ties to this community. He was music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony for 10 years, where he continues to hold the title of Conductor Laureate.

Equally at home at the keyboard and on the podium, Kahane grew up in Los Angeles, where he was a piano student of the great Jakob Gimpel. Grand Prize winner in the Arthur Rubinstein Competition and finalist in the Van Cliburn Competition, Kahane made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983, the same year he was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Since then, he has appeared as soloist with major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He has performed all five Beethoven piano concertos with both the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, where he has also been Music Director since 1997. During the 2005-06 season he was soloist in 23 Mozart piano concertos with the LACO. He is a favored collaborator with such luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Joshua Bell, Thomas Quastoff, and the Emerson Quartet.

Music at Oakmont concerts are open to all Oakmont residents and their invited guests.