Live classical music in Kingston


The Isabel Bader Centre
The Isabel Bader Centre
390 King St West

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Jan 27 2024


2:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Janina Fialkowska Live In Concert

For nearly half a century, the world-renowned pianist Janina Fialkowska has captivated audiences and critics alike with her extraordinary musical talent. Celebrated for her artistic integrity, refreshingly natural style, and distinctively beautiful piano sound, Fialkowska has earned the title of “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing,” as described by the prestigious Frankfurter Allgemeine. Her expertise as an interpreter of Chopin’s music is unparalleled, and her upcoming performance at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston on January 27th marks a much-anticipated return. This event is not just a concert; it is an intimate experience with a legend, offering a rare opportunity to witness Fialkowska’s mastery of the music that has defined her illustrious career.

The evening’s program is a rich tapestry of classical masterpieces, beginning with Franz Schubert’s elegant Sonata D.568 in E-flat major. The journey continues through the emotional depths of Johannes Brahms, featuring the evocative Intermezzo Op. 76, No. 4 in B-flat major, the dramatic Rhapsodie Op. 79 No. 1 in B minor, among other pieces that showcase Brahms’ profound musical language. After the intermission, the spotlight turns to the works of Frédéric Chopin, Fialkowska’s specialty. The audience will be treated to the passionate Polonaise Op.26, No. 1 in C-sharp minor, the lyrical Ballade Op. 38, No. 2 in F major, and a selection of Chopin’s mesmerizing Mazurkas and Scherzos. Each piece is a testament to Fialkowska’s deep connection with these composers, promising an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance. This performance is a must-see for all classical music enthusiasts and a splendid opportunity to immerse oneself in the legacy of one of the greatest pianists of our time.

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