First Chopin Garden Concert In Chicago

The Chicago Chopin Foundation and Grant Park Conservancy invite you to Chicago’s Grant Park on Saturday, September 13 at 11:30am, to become familiar with the future Chopin Garden,to help it blossom, and to hear the first live concert to held there. This unique event will take place at 11th Street and Michigan Avenue, a prestigious location for a project that needs your support to be realized.

From 11:30am – 2:30pm, participants will carry out light cleaning, gardening, and beautifying of the future Chopin Garden by planting wonderful flowers. Basic gardening tools will be provided by the Chicago Park District. To support our enthusiasm, our sponsor restaurant, Sava’s Old Warsaw, will serve appetizing snacks, slices of juicy melon and water.

From 2:30pm – 3:30pm, the artistic component of the day will be performed by organist Slawek Maciejczyk. This concert is a moment for picnic and relaxation. It will be an opportunity to make friends with people who believe that the quality of our lives is determined not only by the material but also by art, culture, and the immortal music of Chopin. Participants and concert goers are encouraged to explore Grant Park, especially the adjacent sculpture installation, “Agora” by Magdalena Abakanowicz.

The Chopin Garden is a cultural project led by the non-profit Chicago Chopin Foundation in concert with the Grant Park Conservancy. The Chopin Garden will consist of a statute of Chopin—a 5/8 scale bronze replica of a 1907 statue designed by Waclaw Szymanowski’s, which stands in Warsaw’s Łazieńki Królewskie Park—and a small stage area with audience seating, set within a serene garden landscape that will be activated by live music concerts. The Chopin Garden will be a unique element of Grant Park providing an intimate setting to experience classical music. To learn more about the project please visit www.ChopinMonumentinChicago.com. The Chicago Chopin Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and is operated by volunteers.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 11:30am – 2:30pm: Landscaping, 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Concert
Chopin Garden Landscape Improvement  & Concert  by organist Slawek Maciejczyk
11th Street and Michigan Avenue in Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Please contact Voytek Putz at wputz@comcast.com or (708) 374-9565 if you plan to attend

[Sources: press release, grantparkconservancy.com, chopinmonumentinchicago.com]