This great festival http://chopin.smolna.org was celebrated for the 8th time on February 22-March 1, 2017 at the Nowy Swiat Muzyki http://nowyswiatmuzyki.pl. It was a complete joy to participate in such a widely varied program which featured daily events from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., including over 110 performers on two stages, performing music for children, solo Chopin, chamber music and jazz in over 90 concerts- 5,000 audience members and participants.
I was honored (and challenged) to play 4 different programs in 5 days! They ranged from my one-woman show REMEMBERING FREDERIC: A Musical Conversation Between Chopin and George Sand on Feb. 23, to a wonderful collaboration with two improvisational dancers Hanna Jurczak and Ksenia Opria on Feb. 25, to a jazz performance ("playing FOR Chopin") with Stan Breckenridge on Feb. 26, and concluding with a solo recital on Feb. 27th. See photos and hear excerpts below!
I congratulate the wonderful group of organizers and thank them for such a visionary way to celebrate the life and music of Frederic Chopin on his 207th birthday!
Pam with dancers Ksenia and Hania in am impromptu "Over the Rainbow," February 25, 2017.
a brief excerpt of "Song For My Father," four-hand piano with Stan Breckenridge, February 26, 2017.
Pam playing excerpts from her the Chopin and Beatles pairs, February 27, 2017.