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The Frederic Chopin Society, Inc.

The Frederic Chopin Society, Inc.

Established in 1984, the Frederic Chopin Society is dedicated to bringing the power and beauty of classical piano music to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Society presents an annual series of five concerts which are open to the general public. Events are held at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center in St. Paul in a concert hall that fosters an intimate connection between artist and audience.
Although our name honors Frederic Chopin, the universally cherished "poet of the piano," the Society programs the works of a variety of composers, covering three centuries of piano repertoire. Performers are selected for their distinctive artistry and include pianists still building their careers as well as established veterans of the concert stage.
Among those recently presented by the Chopin Society are distinguished artists Richard Goode, Grigory Sokolov and Stephen Hough, and rising stars Piotr Anderszewski and Mihaela Ursuleasa.
The Chopin Society supports its activities primarily with ticket sales and individual donations

The Chopin Society was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1984 and held a week-long Chopin Festival in the spring of that year. Additional Chopin Festivals and occasional solo recitals were held during the following two years. In the fall of 1986, the Society began presenting concerts throughout the traditional fall-to-spring season and widened its programming focus to include the music of many other composers. Most concerts are solo recitals, but occasionally the Society presents multi-piano events and piano chamber music.


 

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