by Mitra Sadigh

In commemoration of the death of Frédéric Chopin in October 1849, the music that sprang from his living years, and his resounding legacy, the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Chopin Society of CT will sponsor a series of concerts this October. Repertoire includes Chopin’s two sets of etudes for piano, his first piano concerto, and Mozart’s Requiem, which was performed at Chopin’s funeral at the Church of Madeleine in Paris. Admission to all concerts is free, donations accepted. More information at: www.thevirtuosi.org.

– Saturday Oct 5, 5:15 pm—Chopin Etudes Op. 10 performed by Laura Garritson Parker at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church (63 Popieluszko Court, Hartford, between Wyllys St. & Charter Oak Ave).

– Saturday Oct 12, 5:15 pm—Chopin Etudes Op. 25 performed by Margarita Nuller at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church (63 Popieluszko Court, Hartford between Wyllys St. & Charter Oak Ave).

– Saturday, Oct 19, 5:15 pm—Mozart’s Requiem performed by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and CT Lyric Opera Chorus, at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church (63 Popieluszko Court, Hartford between Wyllys St. & Charter Oak Ave).

– Sunday, October 20, 4 pm—Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and pianist Neal Larrabee. Program also includes 9-year-old violin prodigy Michelle Stern performing Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3, Mov. 1; and Bizet’s Symphony in C Major, at Welte Hall, CCSU, New Britain, CT.

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