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 as Chopin/Sand after one-woman show with Polish violinist Mareusz Strzelecki, February 23, 2017.

Pam as Chopin/Sand after one-woman show with Polish violinist Mareusz Strzelecki, February 23, 2017.

Pam and dancers Ksenia Opria and Hania Jurczak with host and founder of this festival, Jarek Cholodecki, after successful collaboration to music of Chopin and Gershwin, February 25, 2017

Pam and dancers Ksenia Opria and Hania Jurczak with host and founder of this festival, Jarek Cholodecki, after successful collaboration to music of Chopin and Gershwin, February 25, 2017

Pam with dancers Ksenia and Hania in am impromptu "Over the Rainbow," February 25, 2017.

Pam and Stan Breckenridge, February 26, 2017.

Pam and Stan Breckenridge, February 26, 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.