Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Internationally renowned pianist Novacek to perform in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Critically-acclaimed and highly sought-after pianist John Novacek will perform in concert at the Mission Theater on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Novacek regularly tours the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician – it will be a rare opportunity for the community to hear him in this not-to-be-missed Fallbrook performance.

Fallbrook Music Society President Bob Freaney said, "Piano virtuoso John Novacek will impress our audience with an intimate and inspiring afternoon of works by well-known classical composers, and a few surprises: three of his own original ragtime compositions.

"This is an opportunity for our community to experience the superb talents of this world-class pianist," he added.

The Fallbrook program features "Rondo in A minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel" by Johannes Brahms and one of Frédéric Chopin's best works, "Polonaise-Fantaisie" as well as his "Waltz No. 7" and "Ballade No. 1."

Novacek has performed with such notables as Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma and Leila Josefowicz, and his major American performances have been heard in New York City's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center, among many others.

Novacek took top prizes at both the Leschetizky and Joanna Hodges international piano competitions, among many others. He studied piano with Polish virtuoso Jakob Gimpel at California State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude. Subsequently, he earned a Master of Music degree from New York City's Mannes College of Music.

Novacek begins his new season with a recent appointment to the Piano and Collaborative Piano faculty of The Mannes School of Music. He has recorded over 35 CDs, encompassing solo and chamber music by most major composers from Bach to Bartók, and has been seen and heard on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Entertainment Tonight and CNN International. Novacek is a Steinway Artist.

The John Novacek concert will take place Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in Fallbrook's Mission Theater, 231 N. Main Ave. Doors open at 1:30 p.m .; seating is general admission and free – no tickets are required.

Donations are always welcome to help support the society's tradition of delivering excellence in live music to Fallbrook and its surrounding communities. Fallbrook Music Society is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

For more information go to, or call 760-451-8644.

Submitted by Fallbrook Music Society.


Reader Comments(0)