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Season Concert


Inna Faliks, piano
February 13, 2022
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre


Frédéric Chopin | Solo Piano Piece TBA
Robert Schumann
| Piano Concerto (33')
Johannes Brahms | Symphony No. 4 (40')

*All programs subject to change

Of Note

Schumann’s Piano Concerto begins with the notes C–H–A–A, which stand for the Italian spelling of his wife Clara’s name (CHiArA) who was also the soloist at the world premiere of the work.

In March 2019, Faliks was Artistic Director of Classical Music for YoungArts LA.

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.

Faliks has a concert series called Corona Fridays.

Conductor and virtuoso pianist Hans von Bulow once called Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 “Beethoven’s Tenth.”

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.

This afternoon of Romantic classics is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine’s Day one day early!

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.

An in-person Pre-Concert Lecture about the program will take place at 2:15PM in the Walton Theatre. Doors open at 2PM and seating is limited, so please plan accordingly.

Check out our BSO Health & Safety Guidelines and Concert FAQs to find out more about how we are working to keep you safe while sharing the joy of music.

Broadcast date is Sunday, February 20th at noon on BTV and our Watch & Listen Page.

Discover More

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

READ: NPR's The Life and Music of Robert Schumann

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