1st Chopin IN the City Festival 2017
The Notes & Sounds of Chopin come to Chicago through a unique Festival entitled “Chopin IN the City”
“Chopin IN the City” is a celebration of the life and genius of Frederic Chopin displayed in a rich program of concerts, presentations, film screenings, and music workshops, aimed at audiences of all age groups and backgrounds. The program will showcase a wide range of forms and styles of music including classical, jazz, and world music – all integrating Chopin’s compositions.
The focus of the festival, is to promote the music of Frederic Chopin, among devoted followers, and to raise awareness of his musical genius among audiences who may not be familiar with Chopin and his musical compositions.
The organizers aim to achieve this by bringing Chopin’s tunes to various neighborhoods, and nontraditional performance spaces around the city. This includes not just the communities of Polish heritage, but general populations of the city as well.
From an educational perspective, showcasing Chopin’s artistic achievements and the life he lived, will bring a broader historical context when focusing on the era in which he lived and worked.