Friday, Oct. 5, 12:15 pm

Wael Farouk, piano

At the age of 30, Egyptian pianist Wael Farouk has already had a performing career extending around the world, including several Egyptian premieres. Program TBA.

Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.

FREE admission

Also broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT and

Monday, Oct. 22, 7:00pm

Music/Words: Poetry Off the Shelf

Inna Faliks, piano; Valzhyna Mort, poet; Vera Pavlova, poet

Celebrated pianist Inna Faliks is the founder and curator of the award-winning interdisciplinary series Music/Words, which explores the connections between poetry and music. She is joined by Valzhyna Mort, winner of Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize and the author of Factory of Tears andCollected Body, as well as Vera Pavlova, whose first poetry collection in English, If There Is Something to Desire, was a bestselling title in 2010. Faliks will perform works by Gubaidulina, Tchaikovsky, Lera Auerbach, Shchedrin, and Schumann.

Curtiss Hall, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 10th Floor

FREE admission; call (312) 787-7070 for more information.

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.

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