A REFUGEE IN PARIS ; CHOPIN - A Chatty Pianist Concert by Emir Gamsızoğlu
April 21st, 8:00pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center; 111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10023
Tickets are $25 online, $30 at the door.
Online tickets: www.chattypianist.eventbrite.com
Running away from war, Frédéric François Chopin found refuge in Paris. Even though he had a reserved personality, the musical and artistic circles of Paris welcomed him with open arms. His music flourished and had a significant impact on our global culture for centuries to come. If he hadn't run away from Poland, would we even know his name or his music? Most probably not.
Frédéric Chopin left his home country, Poland, right before the 1830 November Uprising against the Russian attacks. In 1831 he settled in Paris, was never to go back to his home country, even though this was his only wish. After his death his sister took his heart to Warsaw where it was buried under a pillar in Holy Cross Church.
A Refugee in Paris; Chopin - A Chatty Pianist Concert by Emir Gamsızoğlu will give us a look at the most beloved romantic composer, Chopin's life, his longing for his homeland, as well as his musical legacy with examples from French composers Saint-Saens, Debussy, a big influence for Jazz, Ravel and George Gershwin who studied with Ravel. The concert program will be performed along Gamsızoğlu's 'Chatty” slideshow presentation. Later in May Gamsızoğlu will perform the same program in Orlando, Florida this time for fundraiser for the education and advancement of Syrian refugee children.
Pianist/composer Emir Gamsızoğlu started to play the piano at the age of 20, after quitting his career as a professional basketball player in Turkey. He created the 'Chatty Pianist' concept to attract listeners of all ages and backgrounds to classical music. Chatty Pianist concerts are engaging the audiences with “Chatty” slideshow presentations featuring fun facts, and personal insight by Emir Gamsızoğlu about music while he is performing.
For more information please visit: www.emirgamsiz.com .
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