PIanist Inna Faliks Makes Newport Music Festival Debut

June 27th, 2013 by Sam Zelitch No comments »
July 17, 2013
11:00 am
July 18, 2013
8:00 pm


inna09_1MP_highPianist Inna Faliks 
will make her Newport Music Festival debut on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Breakers mansion, 8 p.m. Presenting works by Shchedrin, Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Schumann, Faliks will be one of 88 artists performing from July 10-28 in the Gilded Age “summer cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island.

Faliks will play a second concert at the festival, performing the “Heavenly Music of Franz Schubert,” which features an international quintet of performers from Germany, Russia, Canada, and the United States. Faliks, a Ukranian-American, will be joined by a cellist from Russia and an American violinist to provide Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major.  The concert begins at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18.

The Breakers mansion (location of her solo recital on 7/17) is at 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI. Tickets are $42. The Casino Theatre (location of the Schubert quintet on 7/18) is at 9 Freebody Street, Newport, RI. Tickets are $32 for orchestra seating, $27 balcony seating.

For tickets, please call 401-849-0700 or visit newportmusic.secure.force.com/ticket. For further information on these concerts, please call 401-846-1133 or write to staff@newportmusic.org.

SOLO RECITAL PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Shchedrin Prelude for Piano
Beethoven Polonaise in C Major and Piano Sonata No. 23, “Appasionata”
Schoenberg Three Piano Pieces
Schumann Davidsbündlerstänze

 

“SCHUBERTIAD” PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Schubert Trio in B-flat Major
performed by Inna Faliks (piano), Corinne Chapelle (violin), and Sergey Antonov (cello)

Rhythms of China at Millennium Park

June 20th, 2013 by Peter McDowell No comments »
August 26, 2013
6:30 pm

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Chicago, IL — The Chinese Fine Arts Society will present a spectacular, star-studded, and colorful free summertime concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Millennium Park is located at 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. in Chicago. For more information, call 312.742.1168 or visit www.MillenniumPark.org.

RHYTHMS OF CHINA will explore the world of Chinese music in a program of pulsating and percussive traditional and contemporary chamber music for Western and Chinese instruments. Featuring works by esteemed composers Chen Yi, Vivian Fung, Lei Liang, Lu Pei as well as CFAS’s Migratory Journeys International Composition Competition winner Daniel Lo, the concert will include performances by Chicago favorites including Third Coast Percussion, Rachel Barton Pine (violin), MingHuan Xu (violin), Winston Choi (piano), Eugenia Moliner (flute), Jeremy Attanaseo (bass), and Lyric Opera’s Emanuele Andrizzi (conductor). Traditional Chinese instrumentalists include Betti Xiang (erhu), Yihan Chen (pipa), and Hong-Da Chin (dizi). The Cheng Da Drum Team will open and close the concert.

PROGRAM: COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS

CHICAGO PREMIEREYangko, by Chen Yi
Performed by Third Coast Percussion and MingHuan Xu

MIDWEST PREMIERE: Night Impressions, by Vivian Fung
Performed by Hong Da Chin, Chen Yihan, Third Coast Percussion, Betti Xiang, and conductor Emmanuele Andrizzi

Man Jiang Hong: Legend of a Chinese Hero, by Lu Pei
Performed by Rachel Barton Pine and Winston Choi

Lakescape II, by Lei Liang
Performed by Third Coast Percussion

US PREMIERE: 3 Humoresques, by Yang Bao Zhi
Performed  by MingHuan Xu and Rachel Barton Pine

Duet for Erhu and Violin, by Conrad Tao
Performed by Rachel Barton Pine and Betti Xiang

Sojourner’s Song, by Daniel Lo
Performed by Chen Yihan, Winston Choi, Eugenia Moliner, Jeremy Attanaseo, and Third Coast Percussion

 

“We’re excited to bring this rich, rhythmic, and predominantly new Chinese music to the entire city of Chicago in this gorgeous setting,” says CFAS board president Julie Tao Ma. “The featured artists – including Rachel Barton Fine and Third Coast Percussion – represent Chicago’s best and brightest, and we think audiences will love what they hear.” Since 1984, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, a small, fully-independent arts organization has brought together people from diverse backgrounds over a common goal: to celebrate the beauty and majesty of traditional and contemporary Chinese music and art. CFAS is dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance and visual arts. For further information about the Chinese Fine Arts Society contact 312-369-3197 or info@chinesefinearts.org and visit www.chinesefinearts.org.

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Chinese Fine Arts Society Celebrates Solstice With Make Music Chicago

June 5th, 2013 by ari salomon No comments »
June 21, 2013
7:00 pm

MMCHICAGO_4C_Presented by Rush Hour Concerts, Make Music Chicago is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21. Throughout the day, people of all ages and from all backgrounds – beginners, amateurs, professionals, and marquee artists – gather in Chicago’s public spaces to make music of all genres.

Chicago’s Chinese Fine Arts Society presents a musical performance by the 8 Tones Ensemble of traditional Chinese instruments during the grand finale of Make Music Chicago. 7:00pm on Friday June 21 at St. James Cathedral Commons, 65 E. Huron, Chicago.

Since 1984, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, a small, fully-independent arts organization has brought together people from diverse backgrounds over a common goal: to celebrate the beauty and majesty of traditional and contemporary Chinese music and art. CFAS is dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance and visual arts. For further information about the Chinese Fine Arts Society contact 312-369-3197 or info@chinesefinearts.org and visit ChineseFineArts.org.

Inna Faliks Performs Schumann in LA

June 4th, 2013 by Sam Zelitch No comments »
June 9, 2013
6:00 amto8:00 am

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The concert will also include the Shchedrin’s Basso Ostinato and Beethoven’s Polonaise in C. It will take place at 6:00 pm at Bing Hall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd  Los Angeles, CA. Admission is free.

(You can also stream the concert from the link on this page: www.lacma.org/event/inna-faliks-0)

COMPLETE PROGRAM: 

Robert Schumann, Davidsbündler, op. 6

Rodion Shchedrin, Basso Ostinato

Beethoven, Polonaise in C, op. 89

 

Blair Thomas Performs The Selfish Giant at the Three Oaks Theater Festival

June 4th, 2013 by ari salomon No comments »
July 6, 2013
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

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Blair Thomas’ popular show The Selfish Giant, based on the Oscar Wilde fairy tale, will play at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan, Saturday, July 6, at 1:00 pm. The performance appears as part of the Three Oaks Theater Festival. TimeOut Chicago had this to say about The Selfish Giant:

“Blair’s magnificent puppetry breathes some fresh air into the well-known tale of a giant whose refusal to allow children to play in his garden results in an eternal winter. His craftsmanship and ability to manipulate his creations allow the large-scale giant to convey emotion. Even the smaller marionette children, birds and bees appear full of life when the children sneak back into the garden and bring spring along with them. And Smith’s ability to render the entire play in song adds a folksy, fun sensibility to the story that is appreciated as much—perhaps even more—by the grown-ups in the audience.”

Time: 1:00pm.
Admission: $15.00 (children under 4 are free).
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 269-756-3879.
Address: 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks, MI
Venue phone: 269-756-3879.