10th Year! Brian Ganz Plays Chopin
Chopin and the Growth of Genius
SAT FEB 1, 2020, 8pm
Note: No pre-concert lecture
Join pianist extraordinaire Brian Ganz as he celebrates the 10th year in his monumental quest to perform the complete works of the great Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin. Ganz explores early waltzes, polonaises, nocturnes and marches to demonstrate the seed of Chopin’s genius, followed by mature examples of the same genres: Chopin’s genius in full bloom. Featured will be masterpieces such as the great Polonaise-Fantaisie, the Funeral March, the brilliant Waltzes, Op. 34 and the gloriously expressive Nocturnes, Op. 27, along with the surprisingly engaging youthful efforts that made them possible.
“There isn’t much about Chopin that Brian Ganz doesn’t know. His delight and wonder in this music seem to grow, apparently without bounds, as time goes on.” — The Washington Post