Pianist Inna Faliks’
Polonaise-Fantaisie: the Story of a Pianist
“A concert pianist of the highest order, Inna Faliks can be as dramatic or as subtle as a great stage actor.” —Marc Vitali, WTTW Radio
Lived, told, and played by pianist Inna Faliks, Polonaise-Fantaisie: the Story of a Pianist has its upcoming New York Premiere, this Saturday October 13, 2018 at 7:30pm. Held at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre of New York’s Symphony Space, 537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC, tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students, and available at SymphonySpace.org.
A new and exciting video has been made to promote the event, and we are proud to share it. The video features clips of Faliks demonstrating her outstanding piano skills, interpreting both classic and new works; as well as moments of her candid and accomplished narration, recalling her life’s story. The music is interspersed with tales of her upbringing in Odessa, Ukraine; her musical and romantic awakenings; and her subsequent immigration to the US as a Jewish refugee. Each selection illustrates or relates to the text, either autobiographically or contextually.
An extension of her well-received Delos records release of the same name, Polonaise-Fantaisie: the Story of a Pianist features work that spans 289 years in composition dates, from Bach and Mozart, to contemporary composer Jan Freidlin, who offered “Ballade in Black and White” especially for her.
Works in this Saturday’s program will include:
* Rodion Shchedrin: Basso Ostinato
* J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
* Jan Freidlin: Ballade in Black and White* – *composed for Inna Faliks in 2011
* W.A. Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K 397
* Chopin-Liszt: The Maiden’s Wish
* Paganini-Liszt: La Campanella
* Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61
* Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, opus 126
Inna Faliks’ performance at Symphony Space is just one stop on her 2018-19 International Tour. For more information about her and the tour, please visit her website at InnaFaliks.com.