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Sunday, April 27

LACO: Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2

Royce Hall - UCLA

Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:00pm

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Natasha Paremski, piano

Hannah Lash Sound Investment commission (world premiere)

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Haydn Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major

Natasha Paremski is a "spectacular pianist" (American Record Guide) who performs "beautifully atmospheric interpretations." (The New York Times)

What ever happened to your first love? Do you ever think back and smile? 

Due to a growing revolt in Warsaw, Chopin was forced to leave behind his young love, soprano Konstancja Gładkowska, and immigrate to Paris. Though separated, Chopin continued to be inspired by her, composing the Larghetto of his virtuosic Concerto No. 2 with her in mind. Gładkowska eventually married another, and Chopin found other loves as well. But perhaps on certain anniversaries or when they heard “their” song, they thought fondly of each other…and smiled. In her LACO debut, “spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane. (American Record Guide)

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Tuesday, April 29

Wednesday, April 30

HAMMER PRESENTS: A Fusion of Senses: Poetry, Music, Dance and Visual Arts in Paris (1880-1914)

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Co-presented with the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies and the UCLA Department of Music

Organized by Sonnets & Sonatas, a UCLA series of lectures, this evening of readings, screenings, and musical performances is meant to evoke a period of time when artists, musicians, and poets were merging different art forms. This program includes the works of Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Satie, and Boulanger; popular waltzes by Chaminade or Jaëll; and songs of Paris cabarets of the Belle Époque. Lecture by Laure Murat, professor in the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Musical direction by Guillaume Sutre, professor of violin and head of chamber music in the UCLA Department of Music.

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