December 18, 2021 , 7:30 PM
Piano Illusions is a unique recital program featuring pianist and magician Igor Lipinski. Originally from Poland, Lipinski first started working on the program of music and magic as an undergraduate piano performance major at the Eastman School of Music.
After an inspiring collaboration on the show with Teller of Las Vegas duo Penn & Teller, Lipinski won the WQXR Classical Comedy Contest at Caroline’s on Broadway. In light of his success in New York, he presented Piano Illusions across the world, from Hong Kong to New York City, and performed the show with several U.S. orchestras including Rochester Philharmonic and Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.
As an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Oklahoma, Lipinski continues to explore a variety of unconventional and multidisciplinary recital practices to reimagine the traditional format of a piano recital and to think outside of the box about the changing tastes of today’s audience.
For more information about Igor Lipinski, please visit: https://www.igorlipinski.com/
COVID-SECURE The performance will last approximately 75 minutes. For your safety and enjoyment, vaccination information will be screened at the door to ensure this performance is Covid secure and meets safety regulations that are appropriate at the date of the event.
SEASON SUBSCRIPTION Individual tickets are $25. Purchase a subscription, which includes six concerts, and save 20%. Nov 20, Anderson Bros Dec 18, Igor Lipinski: Piano Illusions Jan 8, Rossano Sportiello Jan 29, Empire Wild Feb 11, 12, WWII & New York City: Connecting Time and Place Feb 26, Port Mande: Mark Dover & Jeremy Jordan
About Us: “Classically Exposed: Musical Crossroads" is a series co-created by clarinetist, Seunghee Lee and New York historian, Charles R. Hale, both avid supporters of the arts and music culture in New York City. Ms. Lee has multiple solo albums to her credit and currently is the founder and director of Musica Solis, a classical record label, sheet music publisher and artist consulting company dedicated to guiding and mentoring classical musicians of all levels to become entrepreneurial leaders of their generation.
Charles R. Hale is a cultural and musical historian by education, who focuses on blending, imagery and performance art to create uniquely New York experiences. His historically-themed shows incorporate story, music, imagery and dance. These can be experienced in his productions, such as “Crossing Boroughs,” which was performed at the Museum of the City of New York, “The Musical History of the Lower East Side,” and “New York City: A Shining Mosaic”. For more information, please visit their websites. https://charlesrhaleproductions.com/
Seunghee Lee, Artistic Director