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Virtuoso: The Olga Samaroff Story
Running Time: 61 minutes
Venue: Playhouse Theater
Cast: William Corbett-Jones, Yi-An Chou, Joseph Bloch, Kara Gardner, Harriet Wingreen, Henry Steinway...
Showtime: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 07:25 PM
Director: Donna Kline & Wendy Slick
Description: Virtuoso: The Olga Samaroff Story, is a documentary about the life and time of Texas-born Lucy Hickenlooper, who despite the odds reinvented herself as Olga Samaroff and became one of America’s first and perhaps most famous female concert pianists.
Samaroff’s virtuoso career was marked with improbable firsts. She was the first American pianist to perform all 32 Beethoven Sonatas in concert; the first woman music critic for a New York daily newspaper; and among the first pianists to ever make recordings (1908).
Attending: Donna Kline (director), Wendy Slick (co-director & editor), Frederica von Stade (narrator)
Screening with: Wings of Silver: The Vi Cowden Story
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