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Fryderyk Chopin and the Polish Motherland

March 15 – 6:30 pm
Aula Magna, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

On Thursday, March 15, Sapienza will host the third appointment of the second edition of “Chopin’s Sapienza – Chopin and the Polish Motherland.”

Young Polish pianist Joanna Kacperek will perform some of Chopin’s most famous works, including a nocturne, a rondo, 4 mazurkas and 2 polonaises, as well as two pieces written by Ignacy Paderewski, legal executor and heir of Chopin’s piano works. The concert, which is part of the university’s celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, will be introduced by Musicologist Monika Prusak.

The project, which is coordinated by Franco Piperno, Sapienza Delegate for Cultural Activities, aims to promote Polish culture at the university. The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw has selected a number of talented young Polish pianists to perform Chopin’s works for this musical project developed by Sapienza University, which also invites university musicologists to host a brief presentation before the concert performances.

“Chopin’s Sapienza – Chopin and the Polish Motherland” is organized by Sapienza University of Rome in collaboration with the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Italy and the support of the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw and the University Concerti Institution (IUC).