Pianist Inna Faliks Performs Beethoven and Schumann
at New York City’s Spectrum
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2 pm
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow (Floor 2), New York.
Recital featuring her eclectic program Dances and Passions: Beethoven’s well-regarded Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) and the composer’s Polonaise, Op. 89; and Schumann’s Davidsbündler, Op. 6. Works by Shchedrin and New York City’s Ljova (Lev Zhurbin) complete the program.
TICKETS: Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 students and seniors.
PHONE: (917) 445-7876.
A resident of Los Angeles and past New Yorker, Faliks now serves as a tenured professor of piano at UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music. She is also the founder of New York’s Music/Words.
Beethoven, Polonaise, Op. 89/Sonata, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
Shchedrin, Basso Ostinato
Ljova, Sirota (with historical recording)
Schumann, Davidsbündler, Op. 6
Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker, Ukrainian-born Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic artists of her generation. Since her acclaimed teenage debuts at the Gilmore Festival and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she has performed on many of the world’s great stages, with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Keith Lockhart.
She recently appeared alongside British actress Lesley Nicol (“Mrs. Patmore” from Downton Abbey) in Nigel Hess’s production of Admission: One Shilling, a staged tribute to the legendary Dame Myra Hess. Her critically acclaimed CD on MSR Classics, Sound of Verse, was released in 2009, featuring music of Boris Pasternak, Rachmaninoff and Ravel. Her discography also includes a recital recording for the Yamaha Disklavier library, and her new Beethoven recording will be out this year. Faliks recently joined the illustrious faculty of UCLA.
Spectrum, a technology-intensive site for innovative music and multimedia, has comfortable furniture and a Steinway D piano that has since been carefully maintained since it was purchased new in 2010.