Chopin World Sound
Chopin IN the City
The Notes & Sounds of Chopin come to Chicago through a unique Festival entitled Chopin IN the City
Chopin IN the City is a celebration of the life and genius of Frederic Chopin displayed in a rich program of concerts, presentations, film screenings, and music workshops, aimed at audiences of all age groups and backgrounds. The program will showcase a wide range of forms and styles of music including classical, jazz, and world music all integrating Chopins compositions.
The focus of the festival, is to promote the music of Frederic Chopin, among devoted followers, and to raise awareness of his musical genius among audiences who may not be familiar with Chopin and his musical compositions.
The organizers aim to achieve this by bringing Chopins tunes to various neighborhoods, and nontraditional performance spaces around the city. This includes not just the communities of Polish heritage, but general populations of the city as well.
From an educational perspective, showcasing Chopins artistic achievements and the life he lived, will bring a broader historical context when focusing on the era in which he lived and worked.
Although Frederic Chopin remained loyal to the core influences of the Polish folklore in his compositions, he also had an unparalleled ability to go beyond this comfort zone, and demonstrate his versatility by incorporating the influences of new environments including that of his life in France.
The Chopin IN the City festival will take place around the time of the composers birthday between February 22 March 1, 2017. Events will be held in performance spaces around Chicago, including the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Piano Forte Foundation, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Green Mill Jazz Club, WFMT/WTTW , WDCB, Constellation, Chicago Poetry Foundation, Polish Museum of America and the Frederic Chopin Polish School in Palatine.
The music festival will showcase renown Chicago-based performers including Grazyna Auguscik, Ani Gogova, Jarek Golembiowski, Rob Clearfield, Bethany Hamilton, Jim Gaillloreto, Matt Ulery, David Onderdonk, Melissa Bach, Ronnie Malley, Jan Maksin, Gabriel Datcu, Yang Wei, Quo Vadis Clarinets plus students from School of Music at the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra, Andrzej Krukowski, Janet Ulrich Brooks and the Frederic Chopin Polish School, among others.
The special guests of the festival will be international jazz pianist: Andrzej Jagodzinski from Poland and Magdalena Stern-Baczewska from NY.
Schedule Feb 22 March 1, 2017
Loyola University Piper Hall (View)
970 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|