The Crypt Sessions

Maxim Lando

Three Dances from Frankenstein (US Premiere)

Church of the Intercession 550 W 155th St New York, NY 10032

Wine & Cheese Reception:
7:00 - 8:00PM
Concert: 8:00PM - 9:00PM  

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the long version

We celebrate Spooky Season with star pianist Maxim Lando, whose playing the New York Times fittingly hailed a mix of "impressive delicacy" and "wild-eyed danger," with the US premiere of Lowell Liebermann's Frankenstein Suite for the piano. The new work is based on the composer's acclaimed ballet, and explores Mary Shelley's timeless tale of the dangers that come with reckless creation – a lesson never more relevant than in our AI-obsessed present.

The short version

Bring your best Boris Karloff impressions to the Crypt, as this mad scientist of the piano brings to life a brand new work by one of today's top composers.

The Program

The Music

Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Schubert/Liszt - Der Doppelgänger

Florence Price - Fantasie Nègre No. 1 based on the spiritual ‘Sinner, Please Don’t Let This Harvest Pass’

Scott Wheeler - Fantasy on Sondheim's Ballad of Sweeney Todd

Lowell Liebermann - Three Dances from Frankenstein Op.140

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The Artists

The Performers

Max Lando

American pianist Maxim Lando has been described as a “dazzling fire-eater” (ARTS San Francisco) and “a total musical being” (The New Criterion). He was lauded by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times as displaying “brilliance and infectious exuberance” combined with “impressive delicacy” and a “wild-eyed danger.”