Close Encounters With Music features Russian cello/piano sonatas Saturday

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GREAT BARRINGTON— Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks will join Close Encounters With Music's founding artistic director, cellist Yehuda Hanani, in CEWM's "Troika a la Russe," a program of cello/piano sonatas by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Scriabin's Sonata No. 5, Saturday evening at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 6.

Following teenage debuts at the Gilmore Festival and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Falliks has performed with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Keith Lockhart. She has performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paris' Salle Cortot, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall and in the festivals of Verbier, Portland International, Music in the Mountains, Brevard, Taos and Chautauqua. Highlights of recent seasons include a 2016 tour of China, with appearances at the Beijing Center for Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Arts Theater and Tianjin Grand Theatre; in the Fazioli Series in Italy; and Israel's Tel Aviv Museum.

Faliks is founder and curator of the of the Manhattan Arts Council award-winning poetry-music series "Music/Words," creating performances in collaboration with distinguished poets. She recently co-starred with "Downton Abbey" star Lesley Nicol in "Admission — One Shilling," a play for pianist and actor about the life of British pianist Dame Myra Hess.

Ticket information is available by phone at 413-528-0100, or online at mahaiwe.org or cewm.org or by calling 800-843-0778.

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