Garrick Ohlsson
Lauridsen Great Pianists Series

This master pianist delivers a performance with technical prowess and interpretive virtuosity.

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Sheslow Auditorium

Des Moines, Iowa

Sat, Feb 25, 2023

7:30 PM

About the show

Internationally recognized as one of the finest pianists in the world today, Garrick Ohlsson will perform a program of Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Scriabin as part of the Lauridsen Great Pianists Series. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Ohlsson produces “a sound so lush it almost glistens” (Seattle Times). Don’t miss his one-night-only recital on February 25! 

The Program

Op. 10 No. 3
Fantasy Op. 49
Piano Sonata No. 4
Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Etude Op. 8 No. 10
Poeme Op. 32 No. 1
Sonata No. 5 Op. 53

Garrick Ohlsson

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Pre-concert Performance

Winners of the Des Moines Music Teacher’s Association local auditions will perform prior to Mr. Ohlsson’s concert. Please join us to hear the next generation of musicians!

Sheslow Auditorium

Des Moines, Iowa

Sat, Feb 25, 2023

6:30 PM

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Mr. Ohlsson will work with local students during a masterclass at Drake University.

Sheslow Auditorium

Des Moines, Iowa

Fri, Feb 24, 2023

10:00 AM

Garrick Ohlsson is a big pianist with a calmly commanding presence.

The Independent

Practical information


2 hours

Where is the concert happening?

This concert will happen at Sheslow Auditorium, a beautiful recital hall with 776 seats located on Drake University’s campus, just west of the Varsity Theater on 25th Street. Sheslow is physically joined to Old Main, with Sheslow located at the north end of the structure. Entrances are located on the east and west sides of the building.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available on the adjacent streets, and in the large parking lot immediately to the northeast of Sheslow at the corner of Carpenter and 25th St.

Valet parking will be available for $20.

Sponsored by:

Nixon & Virginia Lauridsen