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Three Jewish Composers - Three Centuries
Three Jewish Composers - Three CenturiesSunday, February 27, 2011 2:00 pm
This took place at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
Pianist Inna Faliks gave a rare musical exploration of three outstanding Jewish composers. She highlighted 19th-century composer Franny Mendelssohn, 20th-century master George Gershwin, and acclaimed contemporary composer Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, who joined her for a musical dialogue. Ljova’s influences include klezmer, jazz, and classical music, whose styles he blends into something wonderful and new.
Inna Faliks is one of today’s most passionate and poetic young pianists. She performs in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall. She is curator and founder of the poetry-music series Music/Words.
Ljova was hailed by Billboard Magazine as “one of New York’s fastest-rising composers.” A Moscow native, he moved to New York in 1990. Today he arranges music for Yo Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet, Jay-Z, and others and composes original music. He also performs as a violist in his own group, Ljova and the Kontraband.
This program presented in partnership
with North Suburban Synagogue Beth El.