Music at the Wende: Music/Words Presents "In the Footsteps of The Master and Margarita"

Music/Words Presents In the Footsteps of The Master and Margarita
December 6, 2019
7 p.m.: Museum tour and reception
8 p.m.: Concert
RSVPs open Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 10 a.m.

 

Inna Faliks, a renowned pianist and the head of UCLA's piano department, presents a program that explores, through music, Mikhail Bulgakov's iconic Soviet novel of art, irony, love, religion, and Faustian legend, The Master and Margarita. Faliks will perform the world premiere of two compositions that celebrate the novel and have been composed especially for this evening: Maya Miro Johnson's Satan's Ball, and The Master and Margarita suite for piano by Vera Ivanova. Both Faliks and Ivanova grew up in the Soviet Union. The premieres also reflect on a painting by Stanislav Molodykh in the Wende Museum’s collection that references the famous Soviet novel. The program will also include Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor, an epic Faustian work.
About Music/Words
Music/Words is an interdisciplinary live performance series founded and directed by pianist Inna Faliks. Music/Words explores connections between poetry and music by presenting collaborations between musicians and acclaimed contemporary poets in the form of a live recital/reading. Music/Words has developed an ongoing dialogue between poets and musicians, and has featured some of the country’s most important poets, such as Mark Levine, Jesse Ball, and Vera Pavlova. The emphasis of Music/Words is on living poets, with music from all eras—from beloved standard repertoire to world premieres—alternating poems with music.
About Music at the Wende
Now in its second season, Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection and mission. For the full schedule, click here.
Series supported by the Music at the Wende Donor Group.