Saturday, January 21, 2017

“Captivating Artists Performing Romantic Music” Sunday, Jan 29

THE BLACK BOX Classical Series presents “Captivating Artists Performing Romantic Music” on Sunday, January 29, at 4 p.m., featuring violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar. Selections will include Franck, Sarasate, Prokofiev, Khachaturian, de Falla, and Schnittke. Tea service will be available in the lobby. A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin.

violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar
violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Fainkichen holds degrees from Rachmaninoff Music College (Novgorod, Russia), St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and Rubin Academy of Music (Jerusalem, Israel). She was concertmaster of San Francisco’s Russian Chamber Orchestra for many years, appearing as soloist numerous times. Currently, Irina is a member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and co-founder of “Flying Hearts” duo, which performs in a number of musical genres including jazz, Klezmer, and classic American tunes. She is a busy freelance violinist in the Greater Boston area.

Born in Ukraine, Irina Kotlyar earned her master’s degree and artistic diploma from the Jerusalem Rubin Music Academy. With Gregory Shifrin, the Kotlyar-Shifrin Piano Duo has won several international prizes and awards, including the Murrey Dranoff International Two Piano Competition in Miami and the First International Duo Piano Competition in Byalistok, Poland. The Duo has performed throughout Israel, Europe and America, including concerts with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, New World Orchestra of Miami, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and Israeli Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets are $15 (adults) and $12 (students/seniors), with tea service available for $5. 

For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370.

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