Pianist Inna Faliks at L.A.’s Schoenberg Hall

February 15th, 2013 by Peter McDowell No comments »
March 15, 2013
7:30 pm

0050 b&WMEDIUMPianist Inna Faliks will perform a solo recital in Los Angeles at Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music on Friday, March 15, 8:00pm. In her debut recital as a Professor of Piano on the UCLA faculty, Faliks performs works by Schumann, Beethoven, Shchedrin, and Schoenberg. Tickets are $12; $5 UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID). Schoenberg Hall is at 445 Charles E. Young Drive East in Los Angeles and parking can be found in Lot 2.  The kiosk at Hilgard and Westholme is directly across the street from Lot 2 and will sell parking passes to visitors. For more information, visit http://www.music.ucla.edu.


Beethoven Sonata No. 32, op 111 in c minor

Schumann Davidsbundlertanze op. 6

Shchedrin Basso Ostinato

Schoenberg Drei Klavierstrucke op. 11

Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker, Ukrainian-born, New York City based pianist Inna Faliks (www.innafaliks.com) has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic artists of her generation. After acclaimed her teenage debuts at the Gilmore Festival and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she has performed on many of the world’s great stages, with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Keith Lockhart. She recently appeared alongside British actress Lesley Nicol (“Mrs. Patmore” from Downton Abbey) in Nigel Hess’s production of Admission: One Shilling.

The City of Tomorrow’s West Coast Tour

February 9th, 2013 by Peter McDowell No comments »
March 15, 2013
8:00 pm
March 20, 2013
7:30 pm

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“Retro-Futurist” American wind quintet THE CITY OF TOMORROW announces their March 2013 West Coast debut tour. The only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in ten years, THE CITY OF TOMORROW advocates for the quality and expansion of wind quintet repertoire and performance. Members are: Elise Blatchford, flute; Andrew Nogal, oboe; Camila Barrientos, clarinet; Laura Miller, bassoon; and Leander Star, horn. Visit www.thecityoftomorrow.org and www.soundcloud.com/the-city-of-tomorrow to read more and for audio and video.


3/12 – 7:30 pm Master Class at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA
Event is free and open to the public. www.sfcm.edu

3/13 – 7:30 pm Gillingham Concerto for wind quintet and wind ensemble with UC Davis Concert Band, Mondavi Center, One Shields Avenuxse, Davis, CA.
Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. UC Davis students free

3/15 – 8 pm Recital at Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $17.00 General; $14.00 Seniors (65 and older); $14.00 Full Time Students.
Children 12 and under are free. www.oldfirstconcerts.org

3/20 – 7:30 pm Recital, “Wind Chamber Music of the Future.”
Marianna Ritchey, musicologist at Lewis and Clark College, will serve as MC and musicological guide.
At the Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR
Tickets: $17 general admission, $10 students and seniors. www.albertarosetheatre.com

3/23 – 7:30 pm Collaborative recital with Northwest New Music at the Community Music Center,
3350 SE Francis St  Portland, OR
Tickets $25www.nwnewmusic.org

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Lawler & Fadoul “Break it Down” at the Kennedy Center

February 4th, 2013 by helen No comments »
February 9, 2013
11:30 am


Flute/marimba duo Lawler & Fadoul return to the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) with a new Kinderkonzert program – Break it Down! – on Saturday February 9 at 11:30am and 1:00pm. Flutist Zara Lawler and marimba player Paul J Fadoul will dissect the pieces and parts of music and musical instruments for curious concert goers age 4 and older. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

Have you ever wondered how a marimba fits in a car, or how you can get three flutes in a single backpack?  Have you ever wondered what music might sound like if it was less than one year old? Break it Down! answers these questions and more.

The engaging and illuminating duo of Zara Lawler, flutist, and Paul J. Fadoul, marimbist offer audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair and a small dose of indie rock sensibility. Their repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and even includes a few one-act plays.

This season’s highlights include a residency at the Yellow Barn Music School in Putney, VT, the premiere of their new arrangements of Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Shostakovich, an appearance at St. Mark’s in the Bowery in New York City, a children’s concert in Lawler’s home town of Nyack, NY, and a tour of their dance-inspired program, Tango Sandwich.

“Wasteland, Water, Words” at Chicago’s IN>TIME Festival

February 4th, 2013 by helen No comments »
February 22, 2013
8:00 pm
February 23, 2013
8:00 pm
February 24, 2013
8:00 pm

Multi-disciplinary creative artist Erica Mott will appear on a double bill with Trevor Martin as part of the Chicago’s IN>TIME festival. Performances of her interdisciplinary quartet Wasteland, Water, Words will take place on February 22nd (8pm), 23rd (8pm) and 24th (7pm) at Links Hall (3435 N Sheffield Ave). Tickets are $15 ($10 students).

Promo-pic-for-Wasteland-Water-Words-200x300Wasteland, Water, Words explores the cultural archetypes of outlaw heroes (the cowboy and the viking) and the impact of these archetypes on shaping masculine identity, environment and economic development. The acquisition of land, the fierce territoriality and masculinity of the frontiersman/raider, and the relationship between human, animal and land, provide the points of exploration and deconstruction for this performance project.

The work grew out of a trip to Iceland to conduct research about viking mythology and culture. It forms the second part of The Cowboys and Vikings Project and features movement by Chris Knowlton, Bryan Saner, Brian Shaw, Blake Russell as well as an original sound score by Ryan Ingebritsen in collaboration with Icelandic viking metal band, Celestine.

IN>TIME is a newly expanded biennial festival showcasing international and local artists in 14 diverse venues across the city of Chicago. It is curated by Mark Jeffrey and will run from  January 11 – March 2, 2013. For the full festival schedule or to purchase tickets click here.

Pianist Inesa Sinkevych plays Schubert in Chicago

January 31st, 2013 by Peter McDowell No comments »
February 3, 2013
1:00 pm

InesaMEDIUMNew York City based Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych will perform at the Pianoforte Foundation’s ninth annual Schubertiade Chicago. This free festival of music composed and inspired by Franz Schubert will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave from 11am to 4pm. Sinkevych will perform at 1pm, in studio 825 of the building.

PROGRAM (all works by Schubert):

Twelve German Dances, Op. 171, D. 790

Adagio in E Major, D. 612

Hungarian Melody, D. 817



Pianist Inesa Sinkevych’s newest CD, Schubert Piano Works, featuring five works by Schubert –Twelve German Dances, Hungarian Melody in B Minor, Adagio in E Major, Impromptu in F Minor, and Sonata in A Major — is currently available on CDBaby, and  Amazon.com.

Over 70 performers will participate in this year’s Schubertiade festival with the historic Fine Arts Building providing the perfect backdrop to recreate Schubert’s legendary music soirées, where artists, musicians and enthusiasts alike came to relax and savor the company of like-minded friends. Audiences eagerly anticipate this event every year and the festival gathers crowds of up to 600 people. The program will feature a variety of solo and duo piano performances, string quartets, wind ensembles, lieder by solo and vocal ensembles, a jazz trio, a world premiere, lecture, food, art and more all happening simultaneously in four venues. For more information, contact marilyn@pianofortefoundation.org or by calling (312)291-0291 or visiting pianofortefoundation.org/schubertiade.

A laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych has also won first prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and at the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as awards in the Minnesota International Yamaha Piano-e-Competition, the Vianna da Motta and the Porto international competitions in Portugal, the Casagrande International Competition in Italy, the Panama International Competition and the the Cidade del Ferrol and the Spanish Composers competitions in Spain. Inesa Sinkevych has been praised for her “intense, thrilling and sophisticated playing” (General-Anzeiger, Germany) and her “rich cantabile” (Ritmo, Spain). As soloist she has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, the Minnesota Symphony, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic of Spain, the Porto Symphony of Portugal and the Tenerife Symphony of the Canary Islands. She has performed as recitalist, chamber player and orchestral soloist at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Purcell Room in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Minnesota’s Orchestra Hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Hong Kong City Hall and the Great Hall of the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. She has also performed at international summer festivals in France and Spain. Recent performances include appearances at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Bar Harbor Music Festival, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and a tour of China that included performances in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang and Guangzhou. Inesa Sinkevych began her piano studies at the Kharkov Special Music School in her native Ukraine with Victor Makarov and later studied with Alexander Volkov at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. A scholarship from the America–Israel Cultural Foundation enabled her to further her studies with Solomon Mikowsky in the United States, where she received her Master of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Sinkevych has been a member of the piano faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division since 2008. She has been recently appointed as Associate Teacher of Solomon Mikowsky at the school’s College Division. www.inesasinkevych.com.