A program of works by four Polish composers representing different periods will include Fryderyk Chopin’s Cello Sonata, mazurkas for solo piano, and seldom-performed flute arrangements of Chopin’s music, as well as the colorful Kurpian Songs by Karol Szymanowski, a popular flute sonata by a contemporary American composer of Polish descent, Robert Muczyński, and the U.S. premiere of Jakub Ciupiński’s Subtraction for flute and piano. The pieces will be performed by cellist Eugene Moye, soprano Eleanor Valkenburg, pianist Maria Antonia Garcia, and flutist Barry Crawford.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
MUSIC: “Chopin Soirée" - Old Westbury, NY
Chopin Soirée, a concert featuring the chamber music ensemble, Poetica Musica, Artists-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens, in the Red Ballroom of Westbury House, will begin with introductory remarks by composer Jakub Ciupiński. A Guided Tour of the vast and stunningly beautiful gardens and Westbury House will be conducted at 6:45 pm. A Meet-the Artists reception will follow the concert.