3.26.2010

If you love Chopin's music and poetry, mark your calendar for two events celebrating the publication of "Chopin with Cherries" - on April 11 at South Pasadena Library Auditorium and on May 8 at the Ruskin Art Club. There will be poets, pianists, poetry, music, music boxes, and a polonaise lesson at the end!
Details are below and the pdf flyers are attached for your convenience.
Maja Trochimczyk

Chopin with Cherries I: An Evening of Music and Poetry
Sunday, April 11, 2010, at 6 p.m.
South Pasadena Library Auditorium, 1115 El Centro Street,
South Pasadena, CA 91030. Free Admission.

Presenting works by 30 poets (20 poets will read their work in person) and Chopin’s music played by special guest artist, pianist Dr. Neil Galanter and students of Prof. Roza Yoder from Pacific Azusa University. Also including interludes with Chopin music boxes.
Poets include: Millicent Borges Accardi, Lia Brooks, Victor Contoski, Beata Pozniak Daniels, Emily Fragos, Helen Graziano, John Z. Guzlowski, Laura Haskins, Elizabeth Hiscox, Marlene Hitt, Rebeca Hoffmann, Laura Mays Hoopes, Lois P. Jones, Amy Lowell, Rick Lupert, Radomir Luza, Mira Mataric, Elizabeth Murawski, Linda Nemec Foster, Ruth Nolan, Dean Pasch, Nils Petersen, Susan Rogers, Marylin N. Robertson, Russell Salamon, Kathi Stafford, Maja Trochimczyk, Erika Wilk, Martin Willitts, Jr. , and Kath Abela Wilson.
Dr. Neil Galanter will play: Polonaise in C-sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 1, Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15. No. 2, Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15 (“Raindrop”), Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4; Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 1, and Impromptu in F-sharp Major, Op. 36
Students of Prof. Roza Yoder from Azusa Pacific University will play a selection of Chopin’s waltzes, nocturnes, mazurkas, preludes and etudes.
Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse volume is a celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of a Polish pianist-composer, Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) with 123 poems by 92 poets, mostly based in America. The highlights are the first English translation of Norwid's Fortepian Szopena by Leonard Kress, works by T.S. Eliot, Emma Lazarus, and Amy Lowell, and a number of award-winning poets, including Emily Fragos, Jeffrey Levine, Ruth Nolan, Marie Lecrivain, Rick Lupert, Lois P. Jones, Charles Adés Fishman, John Z. Guzlowski, Linda Nemec Foster and many others.
Poetry published in Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse, an anthology of poetry edited by Maja Trochimczyk. Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9819693-0-5. Available from www.lulu.com and coming soon from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.
Note: “This activity is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena or the South Pasadena Public Library”

Chopin with Cherries II: An Evening of Music and Poetry
Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 7 p.m.
Ruskin Art Club, 800 South Plymouth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
www.ruskinartclub.org

Suggested donation: $10.00
Presenting works by 30 poets (20 poets will read their work in person) and Chopin’s music played by internationally acclaimed pianist, Prof. Wojciech Kocyan (Loyola Marymount University). Also including a polonaise lesson by Polish choreographer Edward Hoffman, artistic director of Krakusy.
Poets include guests Gretchen Fletcher, Donna Emerson, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Leonore Wilson (coming to LA especially for this event), Los Angeles area poets and others: Millicent Borges Accardi, Kerri Buckley, Beata Pozniak Daniels, Jessica Day, Lori Desrosiers, David Ellis, Emily Fragos, Marlene Hitt, Rebeca Hoffmann, Laura Mays Hoopes, Gloria Jones-Davis, Emma Lazarus, Marie Lecrivain, Jeffrey Levine, Radomir Luza, Mira Mataric, Ryan McLellan, Ruth Nolan, Susan Rogers, Alison Ross, Russell Salamon, Kathi Stafford, Taoli Ambika Talwar, Maja Trochimczyk, Erika Wilk, Meg Withers, and Kath Abela Wilson.
Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse volume is a celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of a Polish pianist-composer, Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) with 123 poems by 92 poets, mostly based in America. The highlights are the first English translation of Norwid's epic Fortepian Szopena by Leonard Kress, classic works by T.S. Eliot, Emma Lazarus, and Amy Lowell, and verse by a number of contemporary, award-winning poets, including Donna Emerson, Emily Fragos, Charles Adés Fishman, John Z. Guzlowski, Lola Haskins, Jeffrey Levine, Ruth Nolan, Marie Lecrivain, Rick Lupert, Linda Nemec Foster, Katrin Talbot, and many others.
Poetry published in Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse, an anthology of poetry edited by Maja Trochimczyk. Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9819693-0-5. Available from www.lulu.com and coming soon from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.
www.moonrisepress.com/chopin.html
Paperback Edition - $23.00 or
PDF Download - $8.00

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