• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

52nd Annual Franz Liszt Festival

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

Valley Performing Arts Center
General Admission $175. Discounts available.

Tickets for the Saturday evening (June 4) Vadym Kholodenko recital in the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Great Hall can only be purchased through the VPAC Ticket Office.

52nd Annual Franz Liszt Festival

Hosted by California State University, Northridge and the American Liszt Society 

California State University Northridge is proud to host the 2016 American Liszt Society Festival, giving it the distinction of being the first institution in Southern California to present the symposium during its 52-year history.

The festival theme, "Liszt and Russia," promises to open a field of exciting discoveries and unveil a wealth of information. Its genesis goes back to Liszt's tours of Russia in the 1840s and his contacts with Russian musicians.  We welcome every musician and music lover to attend the three-day event, which will include great performances, lectures, discussions and masterclasses. All are welcome! For more information, please visit  

Liszt festival postcard

Highlights include

  • Awarding the Medal of the American Liszt Society to Evgeny Kissin
  • VPAC solo recital by the Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko
  • Concerto Gala, featuring rarely heard concertos by Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyapunov & Scriabin as well as by Liszt, showcasing international performers

  • A lecture by the distinguished musicologist Richard Taruskin
  • Recital and lecture by a senior professor of the Moscow Conservatory M. Voskresensky
  • Recital by the Italian pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi
  • Masterclasses by John Perry & Mikhail Voskresensky
  • LA Liszt Competition winners showcase
  • Concerts, lectures, panel discussions by ALS members and distinguished scholars

Thurs, June 2 through Sun. June 5

Valley Performing Arts Center