Published: Feb. 14, 2014

Celebrating the music of Chopin

Contact(s): Kathleen Adams College of Music office: (517) 353-9958 adamsk10@msu.edu

The Michigan State University College of Music is set to celebrate the music of one of the greatest composers of the romantic era, Frédéric Chopin.

The Joanne and Bill Church West Circles Series presents a concert, titled Chopiniana at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in the recently renovated Fairchild Theatre in MSU’s Auditorium.

Chopin, born in Poland in 1810, was considered a child prodigy. All of his compositions include piano and are considered technically demanding. Many of his works contain elements of both Polish folk music and traditional classical music.

Chopiniana will include performances of some of Chopin’s most famous works including Rondo, Ballade in F minor, Scherzo in B-flat minor, and the Cello Sonata.

Michael Callahan will be the concert guide. The concert is sponsored by Hari Kern and the late Ralph R. Edminster, M.D.

The West Circle Series, now in its fourth year, offers reserved seating only. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (age 60 and older), $5 for students with ID and anyone under age 18. Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour before the concert, online, or in the Music Office via phone at (517) 353-5340 or in person in Room 102, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing.

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