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Chopin Extravaganza: 1810–2010 celebrates composer’s works

December 15, 2009

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Music presents the Chopin Extravaganza: 1810–2010, a six-concert series spanning Jan. 25-March 28. 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
7:30 p.m., Jan. 25
Caio Pagano, piano; (opening remarks by Dr. Ellon Carpenter).

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

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

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

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

Remembering Chopin: a Musical Conversation between George Sand and Frédéric Chopin
5 p.m., March 28
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.

To purchase $4–$8 tickets, call (480) 965-6447. Concerts are held in the Katzin Concert Hall in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music on the ASU Tempe campus. For a detailed campus map, visit: For more information, contact Walter Cosand, ASU Herberger Institute School of Music professor, (480) 965-4254;

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 

Walter Cosand,
(480) 965-4254
Herberger Institute School of Music