Monday, August 6, 2001

Pianist Inna Faliks to Perform September 23

50th Season of Concert Series Honors Founders

Chestertown, MD, August 6, 2001 — The Washington College Concert Series opens its 2001-2002 season with a performance by accomplished young pianist Inna Faliks on Sunday, September 23, 2001, at 4:00 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. This first concert in the series' fiftieth season is dedicated to Helen S. Gibson of Chestertown, one of the founders of the Concert Series and wife of the late Daniel Z. Gibson, president of the College from 1950 to 1970.
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, American pianist Inna Faliks currently works with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory and has soloed with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony and Concert Artists of Baltimore. Called "a delight to hear" and "warmly poetic" by Baltimore Sun critic Phil Greenfield, Ms. Faliks has been invited to record her debut CD of mostly Beethoven works for the Connoisseur Society label in 2002.
As a National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist, Ms. Faliks has been presented in recitals and orchestral appearances around the country for the past two seasons. Most recently, she performed in the Chautauqua Festival and Brevard Festival, completed a tour of Arkansas and Kentucky, and gave her European debut in Toulouse, France.
Single admission tickets for the Washington College Concert Series are available only at the Tawes Theatre box office before performances and are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 years of age and under. Season tickets are available for $50.00 and single patronage sponsorships begin at $75.00. Tickets are available by check or money order from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. For information or a season program brochure, call 410-778-7839 or email

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