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Hector Olivera - Concert and Theater Organist

  • First Presbyterian Church 2050 Oak Street (map)

Oak Street Sanctuary series

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Maestro Hector Olivera is not your typical concert organist! Appearing in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, he has also played the opening of the Olympic Games and the Newport Music Festival. 

Olivera has become one of the most sought-after concert artists of our time. He began playing the pipe organ when he was three. At age five he played for the legendary Eva Perón; at 12 he entered the University of Buenos Aires, and by age 18 he had performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America. When offered a scholarship at the Juilliard School he moved to New York. Three years later, Olivera’s concert career was launched when he won the American Guild of Organists’ National Improvisation Contest.

Hector Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America, and as guest artist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide. This concert will feature great classical organ music, but also features hugely fun sounds from the popular music and theater worlds. Come feel the energy as Olivera opens up the newly built Guzowski & Steppe organ!

…An event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power that a true virtuoso like Hector Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.
— The Times-Reporter
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