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A Special Benefit Concert

Friday, May 7, 2010, at 7:30pm

Edward Auer was the first American to win the prestigious International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. He returned to Poland more than 20 times for concert tours, playing in every major city and with every major orchestra.

The artist played solo recitals and concertos more than 30 countries on five continents.

For the past two years, Edward Auer has been working on an ambitious series of recordings of the works of Chopin, to celebrate that composer's 2010 bicentennial. As currently projected it will consist of at least eight volumes. The first, Chopin Nocturnes Volume 1, was released to great acclaim and a dazzling review from New York Concert Review's Harris Goldsmith.

On May 7th Edward Auer will play Four Ballades, Polonaise Fantasy,
Mazurkas and more...


Afterwards, you are invited to a reception with the artist.

Your contribution to the Kosciuszko Foundation Cultural Fund helps to support a wide variety of cultural programs including:

  • Chamber Music Series, broadcast monthly on WQXR-FM
  • Authors Evenings with Norman Davies, Jan Karski, Susan Sontag, and Adam Zamoyski
  • Tribute to Warsaw Uprising including a dramatic reading of poetry by Elzbieta Czyzewska (2009)
  • Exhibitions of extraordinary Polish art
  • Chopin Memorial Concert at Lincoln Center, hosted by Tony Randall and Billy Joel (1999)
  • The Sembrich Voice Scholarship Competition
  • Publication of the full-color art album entitled Polish Masters from the Kosciuszko Foundation Collection
  • Chopin Piano Competition, now in its 61 year
  • Screenings of films by Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Gala Concerts at Carnegie Hall with Ewa Podles (2003) and honoring Paderewski, featuring Sinfonia Varsovia (2001)

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