Front Row Washington
The story of Faust has been told and adapted in a myriad of ways, and Inna Faliks brings new life and creativity with 2 commissioned works.
A past winner of many prestigious competitions, Inna Faliks is currently Professor of Piano and Head of Piano at UCLA. She is in demand as Artist Teacher and is frequently invited to judge competitions and give masterclasses at major conservatories and universities. As a writer, she has been published by LA Times and Washington Post. During Covid, she started a weekly online recital series, Corona Fridays, featuring children’s concerts, new music, and poetry.
The singers in the University of Maryland chorus had their masks on in December 2021 for a performance of Bach’s Magnificat and Part I of Handel’s Messiah. And, as the Washington Post wrote: “If there was the equivalent to a Christmas gift at the heart of the concert, it was the opportunity to hear five of the WNO’s Cafritz Young Artists in full focus.” Gianandrea led the concert, conducting Messiah with the NSO for the first time. As noted above, the concert will feature Part I of Messiah, but guess what the encore will be! I’ll give you a hint: you’ll be tempted to stand when you hear it. It’s our holiday gift to you, and best of all, you can stream the program all month long, to keep you in the spirit.
The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts return this Saturday. Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera Florencia en el Amazonas casts a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. A live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera and a Met premiere starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Our Christmas Choral Showcase continues this week, as we explore new holiday choral albums, with Germany's MDR Radio Choir; from Norway, carols and songs with the Norwegian Soloists' Choir and Musicians; and a Christmas cantata from Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
Start your chilly mornings with the warmth of a musical greeting to your day! Classical Sunrise offers perfectly paired music for each weekday's sunrise.
- Monday 7:10AM Schubert - Wohin? (after "Die schöne Müllerin") (arr. Liszt)
- Tuesday 7:11AM Chabrier - Joyous March
- Wednesday 7:12AM Susato - Four Dances
- Thursday 7:14AM Borodin - Symphony No. 4: IV
- Friday 7:14AM Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March
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