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Chopin Extravaganza: 1810–2010 celebrates composer’s works

Celebrate the Chopin Extravaganza: 1810–2010 Jan. 25 – March 28, 2010 with the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music.

Photo by Erika Dean

December 15, 2009

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Music

The Chopin Extravaganza: 1810–2010 is a six-concert series spanning Jan. 25 – March 28, 2010. Experience the classical works of Frédéric Chopin performed by ASU Herberger Institute School of Music faculty, students and special guests in a semester-long celebration to honor the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth (1810–1849). Concert series proceeds benefit keyboard area student scholarships. For detailed programming and pre-concert lectures information, visit

The Elegance of Chopin 
Jan. 25, 2010; 7:30 p.m. 
Opening remarks by Dr. Ellon Carpenter
Caio Pagano, piano

The Versatility of Chopin 
Feb. 1, 2010; 7:30 p.m. 
Andrew Campbell, Walter Cosand, Lisa Ehlers, Russell Ryan, Janice Meyer Thompson, piano

Chopin with Strings Attached 
Feb. 8, 2010; 7:30 p.m. 
Robert Hamilton, piano and Thomas Landschoot, violoncello

Chopin’s Late Works 
Feb. 22, 2010; 7:30 p.m. 
Opening remarks by Dr. Amy Holbrook
Baruch Meir, piano

Chopin’s 200th Birthday Celebration 
March 1, 2010; 7:30 p.m. 
Select ASU student performers

Remembering Chopin: a Musical Conversation between George Sand and Frédéric Chopin 
March 28, 2010; 5 p.m. 
Special guest artist and pianist Pamela Howland weaves Sand’s autobiography through Chopin’s compositions. This event is co-sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the French & Italian program.

The Katzin Concert Hall is located in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music on the ASU Tempe campus. For a detailed campus map, visit:

Jan. 25 – March 28, 2010

To purchase $4–$8 tickets, call 480.965.6447.

Public Contact
Walter Cosand
ASU Herberger Institute 
School of Music professor

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is ranked 19th in the country and eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each year. To learn more about the School of Music, visit

Media Contact:
Wendy Craft 
ASU Herberger Institute 
Media Relations