Frédéric Chopin | Piano Concerto No. 1 (40')
Johannes Brahms | Symphony No. 4 (40')
*All programs subject to change
In March 2019, Faliks was Artistic Director of Classical Music for YoungArts LA.
Chopin played the piano in the dark throughout his entire life. He would always put out candles in the room, even when playing at a party or event.
The last movement of Brahms Symphony No. 4 is a rare example of a symphonic passacaglia, similar to a chaconne, but with a small difference that the subject can appear in more voices than the bass.
Since it was the first of Chopin's two piano concertos to be published, it was given the designation of "Piano Concerto No. 1” at the time of publication, even though it was actually written immediately after the premiere of what is "Piano Concerto No. 2."
Faliks has a concert series called Corona Fridays.
The second movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 is also featured in the 1998 movie, The Truman Show, and its soundtrack.
Powerful: Faliks is known for both commanding performances of standard piano repertoire, as well as genre-bending interdisciplinary projects.
Beautiful: Scholar Charles Rosen described Chopin's work, saying "[his] poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.”
Inspiring: Faliks is the founder and curator of the Manhattan Arts Council award winning poetry-music series Music/Words, creating performances in collaboration with distinguished poets.
Fall in love with the power of word and sound as symphony as we feature pianist Inna Faliks, who will bring her rich style and poetic background to an afternoon of classical delights. We have been fortunate to have Faliks as part of our At Home with the BSO, but we can’t wait for all of you to be able to experience her astonishing stage presence and musicality. Critics rave about her, and we’re sure you will too.
Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’s informative and engaging virtual Pre-Concert Lecture about the program will air here on our website during the week of the concert.
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WATCH: Inna Falkis - October 2017, Polonaise-Fantasie, Story of a Pianist: one-woman monologue-recital. Music of Schedrin, Freidlin, Mozart, Bach, Chopin-Liszt, Beethoven. Text by Inna Faliks. Arizona State University, Katzin Hall, Bosendorfer Imperial piano.
READ: Learn more about Inna Faliks
WATCH: Inna Faliks - Piano Recital Live Broadcast of Clara Schumann's Romance Op. 21, No. 1, which was dedicated to Johannes Brahms
READ: Inna Falik's Op-Ed in the LA Time's - How isolation is a golden opportunity for musicians