- Grand Concert by Van Cliburn Winners with Vadym Kholodenko, Fei-Fei Dong, and Nikita Mndoyants
- When: Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Lila Cockrell Theatre
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $15 for the Value section (up to $29 value)
- $22 for the Advantage section (up to $44 value)
- $35 for the Superior section (up to $69 value)
- $55 for the Premium section (up to $110 value)
- Click to view the seating chart.<p>
Grand Concert by Van Cliburn Winners with Vadym Kholodenko, Fei-Fei Dong, and Nikita Mndoyants
When Van Cliburn won the piano category of the 1958 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, it was a watershed moment in history. For one, he’d conquered the world’s most daunting and prestigious music competition. More importantly, he had done it as an American at the height of the Cold War, making him an instant hero to many. Today, the name “Van Cliburn” holds the same weight for pianists that Picasso has for painters. He also has a competition named after him, and to win it is like winning an Olympic gold medal.<p>
On April 17, ARTS patrons will have the chance to see not one, but three winners of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. First, there’s Vadym Kholodenko from the Ukraine, who took home the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal along with the Van Cliburn Winner’s Cup. Elsewhere, fellow winner Fei-Fei Dong of China will show off the “winning stage presence” that won over the Dallas Morning News, the notes becoming poetry in her hands. Completing the triage of champions is Russia’s Nikita Mndoyants, also praised by the Dallas Morning News for being “flawlessly paced, beautifully detailed and emotionally powerful.”<p>
ARTS San Antonio
Although the River City certainly has always had its share of entertainment options, there used to be a surprising drought in performing arts. Luckily, ARTS San Antonio came along to bring cultural magic from around the country to Central Texas. Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, Ireland’s Celtic Nights, and New York jazz vocalist José James have all graced the venue’s stage to enrich the community. However, ARTS also nurtures and showcases the top talents of the Lone Star State, from hosting local piano virtuosos to teaching visual and performing arts to students and senior citizens.<p>
ARTS San Antonio
ARTS San Antonio brings cultural magic from around the country to South Texas. Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, Cuba’s Arturo Sandoval, and New York’s Spanish Harlem Orchestra have all been presented by ARTS SA to enrich the community.