Encore Presentation: Music That Connects Us All

Chamber Series

Sunday, April 25, 2021 · 2:00 pm
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Sponsored by Celia and Richard Larkin, in appreciation of Brian's devotion to the music of Chopin and his friendship with the Polish American Arts Association

This concert is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Poland in Washington, D.C. to honor the 210thAnniversary of Chopin's birth, celebrated in Poland – and beyond – as the Year of Frédéric Chopin.

Brian Ganz, virtuoso pianist and teacher, continues to inspire with his connection to Chopin. In this recital, Ganz presents Chopin favorites, including the G Minor Ballade, the Heroic and Military Polonaises, and the Revolutionary Etude. NatPhil’s Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski joins Ganz for a chat about his Chopin quest of performing every work of the great Polish master. 

Frédéric Chopin Program includes:

Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1, Military
Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4
Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3, Tristesse
Etude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, Revolutionary
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 69, No. 1, Adieu
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68, No. 4
Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53, Heroic

A special thanks to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors – Jean and Paul Dudek; Ed Grossman and Rochelle Stanfield; Ted Mirecki, NatPhil Board Member; Martha Newman; Doug and Emily Jacobson; and Potter Violins.

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