Guest Concert: Hector Olivera, organ
Maestro Olivera will announce Tuesday's program from the stage.
DePauw University is honored to present the renowned Argentinian organist MAESTRO HECTOR OLIVERA, one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists in the world. In 1996, in celebration of the Olympic games, Olivera gave a solo concert at Spivey Hall, Atlanta, for which he received multiple standing ovations. The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote: “Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity, and that still doesn’t say it....Hector Olivera is in a class by himself.” All are welcome to attend this unique performance on the Green Center's J. Sanford Smith Concert Organ in Kresge Auditorium.
About The Artist
Born in Buenos Aires, Olivera began playing the pipe organ when he was three, entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six. At age five he played for the legendary Eva Perón and by 18 had performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America. When offered a scholarship at the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York, he moved to the United States. Three years later, Mr. Olivera’s outstanding professional concert career was launched when he won the AGO’s National Improvisation Contest.
Mr. Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide. Whether in a prestigious venue like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Constitution Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or in conjunction with a celebrated event like the Olympic games or the Classical Newport Music Festival, the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that Maestro Hector Olivera is “one of the greatest organists in the world today.”
No tickets are needed to this free organ concert in Kresge Auditorium.