1st Chopin IN the City 2017
The “Chopin IN the City” festival was around the time of the composer’s birthday between February 22 – March 1, 2017. Wonderfull vents were 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 was featured by Chicago-based performers including Grażyna Auguścik, Ani Gogova, Jarek Gołembiowski, Rob Clearfield, Bethany Hamilton, Matt Ulery, David Onderdonk, Melissa Bach, Ronnie Malley, Jan Maksin, Gabriel Datcu, Yang Wei, Clarinet Quartet plus students from School of Music at the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra, Andrzej Krukowski, Janet Ulrich Brooks and the Frederic Chopin Polish School, among the others.
The special guests of the festival was international jazz pianist: Andrzej Jagodzinski from Poland and Magdalena Stern-Baczewska from NY.