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Weill Hall Pro Musicis Concert


On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM, in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, as part of their 45th Anniversary year, Pro Musicis presents pianist Inna Faliks, winner of the 2005 Pro Musicis International Award.

Program:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Fantasy in G minor, Op. 77
  • Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor, Op. Posth. 143
  • Franz Liszt, from Transcendental Etudes, No. 11 & 10
  • Sofia Gubaidulina, Chaconne
  • Maurice Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit, Poems for Piano

Tickets $25 (seniors/students $15) at the Box Office or online at www.CarnegieHall.org or CarnegieCharge 212-968-4288

For information, Pro Musicis, 212-787-0993 www.promusicis.org

Discovering Piano Works by Women Composers

This special program featuring the music of women composers including Tania Leon, Lera Auerbach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clarice Assad, Sofia Gubaidulina, Augusta Read Thomas and others. It will be featured in Ms. Faliks’ upcoming seasons in venues such as the National Gallery in Washington, DC.

Three Jewish Composers – Three Centuries in Highland Park, IL

On February 27th at 2pm, Chicago’s Spertus Institute presents Pianist Inna Faliks in a a rare musical exploration of three outstanding Jewish composers. She’ll highlight 19th-century composer Franny Mendelssohn, 20th-century master George Gershwin, and acclaimed contemporary composer Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, who will join her for a musical dialogue. Ljova’s influences include klezmer, jazz, and classical music, whose styles he blends into something wonderful and new.

Inna Faliks is one of today’s most passionate and poetic young pianists. She performs in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall. She is curator and founder of the poetry-music series Music/Words.

Ljova was hailed by Billboard Magazine as “one of New York’s fastest-rising composers.” A Moscow native, he moved to New York in 1990. Today he arranges music for Yo Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet, Jay-Z, and others and composes original music. He also performs as a violist in his own group, Ljova and the Kontraband.

This program takes place at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL. Tickets are $18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students.