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Chopin Birthday Celebration at the Polish Museum Of America held on February 25th, 2017.

Dramatic vistas, good music, and cake too -- Thanks to everyone that joined us for Chopin's birthday celebration this past February. It was positively out of this world!

For almost two centuries, Chopin's music has had a global influence, but in 2009, on the occasion of Chopin's 200th birthday, astronaut Colonel George Zamka took this influence higher, bringing Chopin's music onboard the space shuttle Endeavour for a tour of duty aboard the International Space Station.

Now you can ride along...

The Chicago Chopin Foundation presented the film "Chopin -- the Space Concert," which was inspired by and documents this event. The film presents awesome imagery of Earth, choreographed to Chopin's music. It earned "Best Film" at the 2012 Angel Awards, Monaco International Film Festival. Chopin’s music is played by:

Karol Radziwonowicz –piano

Wojciech Proniewicz –violin

During the break cake and champagne were served for everyone.

Attendees also enjoyed a live jazz concert. The entertainer was TeeJayMac and his group, featuring: Tad Janik -piano Pamela Fernandez -vocal Wo Romanowski -percussion

The celebration took place at: Polish Museum of America 984 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL

Parking: Free and available Tickets: General admission $25 (on-line) General admission $30 (at the door) Student $15 Purchase

on-line: Or search on chopin chicago.

The event is brought to you by Chicago Chopin Foundation, in cooperation with the Polish Museum of America. The Chicago Chopin Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is developing the concert venue Chopin Garden in Grant Park; prestigiously located on Michigan Avenue at Eleventh Street. Come by and talk to us about it.

Polonia and the whole of Chicago is building Chopin Garden, If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

Contact: Voytek Putz 708-374-9565 or 708-717-3428; E-mail: Facebook: Chicago Chopin Foundation; Ogrod Chopina Chopin Garden.

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