04/12/2014 - New Orleans was the backdrop for tonight's Fabergé Opus Ball, where Lola performed Rachmaninoff's second concerto with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jahja Ling. The concert took place at the historic Civic Theater, which carried a special meaning as virtuoso music resounded in these walls for the first time since the theater was nearly destroyed by hurricane Katrina. "...virtuoso Russian-American pianist Lola Astanova, wowed the crowd, both with her keyboard prowess and her stunning glamour," exclaimed THE ADVOCATE, and THE TIMES-PICAYUNE noted that the audience was "...dazzled by the Rachmaninov Piano Concert No. 2...and guest artist, pianist Lola Astanova (who, herself, dazzled in a slinky, shimmering dress.)" The concert ended with the standing ovation and an encore for which Lola performed Chopin's "Ocean Etude".
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