RIDGEWOOD—Pianist Oliver Jia, described as an artist with “incomparable color and beauty of sound,” kicks off the 48th season of the West Side Concert Series on October 29 at 3:00 pm! The exciting program will include works by Johannes Brahms, Carl Czerny and Modest Mussorgsky.
Jia has delighted audiences all over the world, with a repertoire of dozens of concerti and more than 200 solo and chamber works. He made his official debut at Carnegie Hall in 2010 under the baton of the late Maestro James DePriest, performing Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 5 with the Juilliard Orchestra.
His solo and concert appearances include Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Royal Dublin Society and the Manhattan Center as well as premier concert halls in mainland China.
Jia comes to West Side all the way from Ankara, Turkey, where he is currently an assistant professor of piano at Bilkent University. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Yale and Juilliard.
Thanks to the generosity of benefactors, admission to the concert is free. (Donations are always appreciated.) Come enjoy an afternoon of exceptional music...and invite your friends!
The 2023-2024 season marks the 48th season of the West Side Concert Series. Throughout its long history, the series has presented a wide variety of solo, instrumental and ensemble concerts in the classical, African-American and jazz traditions.
Founded in 1912, West Side Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, inclusive church where people of all ages grow in faith, form lasting friendships and help our neighbors in need. West Side is located at 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood, NJ. For more information, please call 201-652-1966 or visit www.westside.org.