We believe that good music is the international language that unites all of God’s people.
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and began studying piano at the age of five. She jump started her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Tx.
Steinway Artist and First prize winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at the age of seventeen, Ms. Kern is a laureate of many international competitions and tours throughout Russia, Europe, the United States, Japan, South Africa and South Korea. In 2016 she served as Jury Chairman of both the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and the first Olga Kern International Piano Competition, where she also holds the title of Artistic Director. Ms. Kern frequently gives masterclasses and since September 2017 has served on the piano faculty of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Additionally, Ms. Kern has been chosen as the Virginia Arts Festival’s new Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music, beginning with the 2019 season.
Noreen Polera, piano
Mr. Swensen won First Prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as seven YCA performance prizes: the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize of YCA, which sponsored his Kennedy Center debut; The Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, Embassy Series Prize (Washington, DC), Krannert Center Prize (IL), Friends of Music Concerts Prize (Sleepy Hollow, NY), Sunday Musicale Prize (NJ), and Germany’s Usedom Music Festival Prize. During the 2019-20 season, the Young Concert Artists Series will present his recital debut in New York on the Michaels Award Concert at Merkin Concert Hall, and in Washington, DC on the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
Helen Huang, piano
Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.”
Broadway favorites by Jerry Herman, Irving Berlin, and Lernes & Loewe, performed by Broadway artists and guest performers.
For Tickets, please call the church office at 843-448-4496.
7 reserved season tickets, listed in program. (First 6 rows, Center Section A)
Includes all 4 concerts, reserved front side Section B (first come, first serve)
Includes all 4 concerts, general seating Section C (first come, first serve)
Available seating sold at the door the day of the concert beginning 15 minutes prior to show.
Concerts will be held at the FPC Sanctuary, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Kathy Kyzer, Chairman
Mary Bradley, Diane DeVaughn Stokes, Larry Hartsell, Jan Hartsell, Diane Heckathorne, Debra Jones, Jeff Jones, Kenneth Leach, Carolyn McKittrick, LuAnne Martini, and Kathy Kyzer
Our Ushers and Greeters are members of the Fine Arts Committee.
Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director
FPC Concerts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt Organization. The cultural and artistic components of this program are funded in part by the City of Myrtle Beach, through the Accommodations Tax program and by loyal subscribers.