Arts at the Rocks: Maestro Hector Olivera brings his world-class talent to Desert Hills

By North Valley Magazine Staff

Maestro Hector Olivera will perform during the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s second dedication concert for the state-of-the-art Rodgers Infinity 361 digital and pipe combination organ.

Part of the Arts at the Rocks series, the concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 7, is expected to be filled to capacity, creating an experience of a lifetime for those who can attend the free event.

Olivera is a passionate, gifted and creative musician, whose personal interpretations of classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world.

Born in Buenos Aires, Olivera began playing the pipe organ when he was 3.

At age 5, he played for the legendary Eva Perón. Seven years later, he entered the University of Buenos Aires, and by 18, he performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America.

He relocated to the United States to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York on a scholarship. Olivera launched his career three years later. He has since performed solo concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Central and Latin America.

He has joined on stage prominent symphony orchestras worldwide.

Whether in a prestigious venue like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall or the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim Olivera is “one of the greatest organists in the world today.”

To reserve seats, visit https://bit.ly/DesertHillsPresOrgan. Olivera is also hosting a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 6. Email music.arts@deserthills.org for more information or call the church office at 480-488-3384.

The church is located at 34605 N. Tom Darlington Road, Scottsdale.

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