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The Annual Chopin Birthday Concert

Frédéric Chopin Ballade in G minor, Op. 23; Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2; Etude in G-flat major, Op. 10, No. 5; Etude in E minor, Op. 25, No. 5; Etude in A minor, Op. 25, No. 11; Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22; Ballade in A-flat major, Op. 47Maurice Ravel Jeux D’eauFranz Liszt La CampanellaEvery year the Chopin Foundation celebrates Chopin’s birthday with a concert by a distinguished pianist. In the past we have welcomed such pianists as Gabriela Montera (who played at President Obama’s inauguration), Garrick Ohlsson, Kevin Kenner and many other artists from around the world. This year the Foundation presents the twenty-three year old Josh Wright who, acclaimed for his “sparkling and sensitive” performances, has delighted audiences across the United States and in Europe. His performance in CAMI Hall in New York in 2004 was met with great enthusiasm by Phillip Dieckow, reviewer for the International Pinault Society, who described his performance of the Chopin Études as “brilliant, stunning and effortless”.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.