Italian born violinist Roberto Cani, and Russian born pianist Inna Faliks, based in Los Angeles, will present a concert of virtuosic duos, including Beethoven’s glorious Kreutzer Sonata, and Ravel’s sparkling violin sonata. Let’s celebrate Inna’s return to Memphis, and the inspiration of genius composers.
A concerto usually features the virtuosity of a single performer, and we are thrilled to welcome back Inna Faliks for Mozart’s dramatic concerto! Bartok’s 20th-century masterpiece is a concerto not only for a single soloist but for the entire orchestra. It was the first of its kind since the virtuosity of the whole orchestra – including each section – is on display.
Duke Ellington’s last major work is a jazzy ballet inspired by three black kings: Balthazaar, King of the Magi, King Solomon, and Ellington’s friend, Dr. Martin Luther King.
World Premiere of Ljova’s Suite for Piano and Historical Recording
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit, LA premieres by Paola Prestini, Timo Andres, Billy Childs
Music if Mozart and Beethoven
The ESO’s celebration of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven will span both this season and our following 75th Diamond Anniversary season. The “Emperor” concerto marked the culmination of Beethoven’s heroic period, and will provide Inna Faliks an ESO sequel to her much praised interpretation of the Beethoven Third Concerto. The program begins with Beethoven’s final overture, a tribute to Handelian pomp and glory, and concludes with Beethoven’s most serene and lyrical symphony, the “Pastoral.”
All Beethoven Program
7 pm conversation with William Kinderman, Beethoven scholar. 7:30pm recital, Inna Faliks, piano: Beethoven Re-Imagined. This recital is a celebration of UCLA at 100 and Beethoven at 250 – a forthcoming recording on Parma, and features 6 Bagatelles, written for Inna by UCLA composers Richard Danielpour, Ian Krouse, David Lefkowitz, Mark Carlson, Peter Golub and Tamir Hendelman. in response to Beethoven’s last piano pieces, Bagatelles opus 126. Also on the program is Beethoven Sonata Opus 57 in f minor. A bridge between Beethoven and UCLA