New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra presents pianist Olga Kern

On Saturday, orchestra connoisseurs will enjoy conductor Grant Cooper leading the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra.

Enescu’s charming Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 begins this magnificent night of music followed by a world premiere celebrating the life and music of Leonard Bernstein by young Albuquerque composer Colin Martin. Finally, superstar pianist Olga Kern plays one of music’s most unforgettable works, Rachmaninoff’s technically daunting Piano Concerto No. 3.

The New Mexico Philharmonic seeks to enrich lives by providing excellent music, community engagement as well as educational opportunities.

The event begins Saturday, February 23, at 6 p.m. with a 5 p.m. pre-concert talk at Popejoy Hall. Tickets can be purchased through the New Mexico Philharmonic website.