The Crypt Sessions

Inna Faliks

Reimagine Ravel (New York Premiere)

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

Performance #1
Wine & Cheese Reception:
6:30 - 7:30 PM
7:30 - 8:30 PM

Performance #2

Wine & Cheese Reception:
9:00-10:00 PM

Each performance includes an hourlong wine & cheese reception before we descend to the Crypt.

Proof of Vaccination will be required, and we request that audience members wear masks during the performance.

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the long version

Pianist Inna Faliks resurrected the spirits of Beethoven and Ravel with her 2021 project Reimagine, recontextualizing their immortal works alongside contemporary compositions by some of today’s leading voices. The results are an exhilarating blend of old and new, timeless and timely, and for this Crypt Session, the Ukrainian-born American pianist will juxtapose the music of Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit – including its haunting slow movement depicting a body hanging on the gallows – with new works by Paola Prestini, Timo Andres, and Billy Childs that draw from the piece.

The short version

Hear how a hundred-year-old piece of music can inspire and fire the imaginations of three of today’s leading composers.

The Program

The Music

Paola Prestini: Variations on a Spell
Timo Andres: Old Ground
Billy Childs: Pursuit

Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
I. Ondine
II. Le Gibet
III. Scarbo

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The Artists

The Performers

Inna Faliks

“Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks has made a name for herself through her commanding performances of standard piano repertoire, as well genre-bending interdisciplinary projects, and inquisitive work with contemporary composers. After her acclaimed teenage debuts at the Gilmore Festival and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she has appeared on many of the world’s great stages in recital and with many major orchestras, performing with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Keith Lockhart and many others. Her recent seasons include performances at Ravinia Festival in Chicago, National Gallery in Washington DC, Chigiana Academy in Italy, as soloist with US orchestras nation-wide, and repeated tours of all the major venues in China.