It’s Chopin’s 206th birthday! It’s Chopin’s 206th birthday!

The great Polish composer was born on either February 22nd or March 1st, 1810 – it’s difficult to say for sure which is correct, as the parish baptismal record says one thing, and Chopin’s family says another. Luckily the concerts span both dates (a nice touch), so no worries: at least one of the celebratory days will be Fryderyk’s actual b-day. This programme for this seventh edition of the festival will feature piano recitals by both established and up-and-coming pianists; jazz concerts inspired by Chopin’s music and performances by young classical music enthusiasts aged 6-12.

Concerts will take place in two locations: the Main Stage of the Central Agricultural Library (ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 66) and the New World Stage (Scena Nowy Świat) on ul. Nowy Świat 63.  The invited pianists include Karol Radziwonowicz, Marek Bracha, Eri Yamamoto, Szymon Nehring, Gil Jetley, and Michael Cheung.

Entry free!

Website: http://chopin.smolna.org/

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