CHOPIN'S BIRTHDAY - Jagoda i Kayo
We cordially invite you to the Fryderyk Concert Hall on March 1st, 2023 at 5.30 PM for a concert on the occasion of 213th Anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s Birth.
In addition to Fryderyk Chopin's well-known piano compositions performed by the Japanese pianist Kayo Nishimizu, we will also hear his youthful songs sung by Jagoda Sokołowska - O’Donovan.
Musical events in our Fryderyk Concert Hall take the form of a 19th century musical meeting. The interior is inspired by the 19th century, hence the elegant crystal chandeliers and stylish accessories from the 19th century designers. The Fryderyk Concert Hall is recognized as the most beautiful musical salon in Warsaw.
Kayo Nishimizu is a Japanese national who has lived in Poland since 1987. Starting in 2004 Kayo commenced a series of concerts titled "Complete Works of Fryderyk Chopin". These concerts were performed annually on the anniversaries of Chopin’s birth and death (1st March and 17th October respectively). All of Chopin’s works for solo piano had been performed by Kayo Nishimizu by October 2009. In subsequent performances Kayo has delighted audiences with less well known Chopin works, such as, songs and the composer’s chamber music.
Kayo has also performed with orchestra performing Chopin’s Piano Concertos in F minor and E minor.
Jagoda Sokołowska- O’Donovan- soprano
Polish flautist ,singer and culture manager. Winner of the first prizes at Polish and international music competitions. She gives concerts all over the world, representing Poland at national and international music festivals.
The outstanding Polish critic and humanist Jerzy Waldorff wrote: “Responsibility for the state of the musical life of Polish stages requires me to send these few words to you, who contribute to Polish culture … I recommend this exceptionally talented artist … an outstanding musical personality”
For you Jagoda Sokołowska- O'Donovan sings songs by Fryderyk Chopin and other Polish composers in The Fryderyk Concert Hall.
Etude in A flat major op.25 No. 1 (Count Marie d'Agoult)
Nocturne in C minor Op.48 No. 1 (Laura Duperré)
2 Mazurkas in A minor and F major Op.68 No. 2 and 3 (Emilia Elsner)
Waltz in E flat major op.18 (Laura Horsford)
in D flat major
in C sharp minor op.64 no.1 and no. 2
(Count Delfina Potocka, Baroness Nathaniel de Rothschild)
Nocturne in E flat major op.9 No. 2
(Maria Camillowa Pleyel)
2 Waltzes in A minor and F major, Op. 34 no. 2 and no. 3 (Baroness C. d'Ivry, Baroness A. d'Eichtal)
- Where she likes (Emilia Elsner, Maria Wodzińska)
- Handsome Lad (Ludwika Jędrzejowiczowa)
- Lithuanian Song (Maria Wodzińska)
- Wish (Emilia Elsner, Maria Wodzińska)