The Kenwood Press
: 03/01/2013

A music lover’s double treat

On Saturday, March 9, at 3 p.m. at the Berger Center in Oakmont, the Oakmont Concert Series will present the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Young People’s Chamber Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. These talented young people are truly the crme de la crme of our local youth, many clearly destined for professional careers. This special concert is a benefit for both the Symphony’s education program and the Oakmont Concert Series. Admission is $10, at the door.

At the regular series, Thursday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Berger Center, Nina Tichman will make her fifth appearance in Oakmont. Born in the U.S., she has been based in Europe since winning the prestigious Busoni Competition. Other awards include the Mendelssohn Prize of Berlin, First Prize in the Casagrande Competition in Italy, and the Prize of the Organization of American States. Her recordings of the complete piano works of both Copland and Debussy have won critical praise, in particular for her “exquisite touch.”

Tichman is a graduate of The Juilliard School. In 1993 she was appointed Professor of Piano at the Hochschule fr Musik in Cologne. In New York, Frankfurt and other cities in Europe and the U.S., she has held audiences spellbound with her traversal over three evenings of the complete piano works of Debussy. Recent seasons have included tours of North America, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Mexico, and the Far East.

On March 14, she will perform works by Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, and Schumann.

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