Find out exactly how to pronounce ‘Chopin’

Oh you like Chopin, do you? What else do you like? Pizza? Oxygen? Because to classical people that’s like saying, “Boy, do I love movies. Have you seen the Godfather?” Anyways, Tuesday March 1st is Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday and there will be a great show in the city celebrating his music.

Classical Revolution started as a site-reading jam session at Revolution Cafe consisting of top-notch chamber music musicians and has since evolved into a world-wide collective. For every major composer’s birthday they do these these commemorative shows, usually free at Revolution Cafe on Mondays.

This one, however, is at an Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore district called Sheba’s (across from Yoshi’s), and from the bitching I’ve heard from pianists at Rev, it’s probably got a much nicer piano. Don’t worry, there aren’t that many steep hills getting there.

Here’s the scoop from facebook:

Join us as we celebrate the 201st birthday of Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

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8pm Christine McLeavy
Selected works

845 William Kirkpatrick
Etude in Ab major, Opus 25/1
Berceuse, Opus 57
Etude in C minor Opus 25/12
Waltz in Ab major Opus 69/1

915pm Mayumi Urgino
Nocturne in E minor, Opus 72/1

930pm Kristina Soriano
Waltz in C# minor, Opus 64/2
Nocturne in C# minor, Opus Post
Nocturne in Eb major, Opus 9/2
Fantasie Impromptu, Opus Post 66

1030pm Allison Lovejoy
Nocturne in F# major
Nocturne in Bb minor
Etude in E major, op 10/3
Barcarolle

1130pm Michael Tan / Samsun van Loon
Cello Sonata

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Sheba’s is a piano lounge / Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore District, across the street from Yoshi’s.
The piano is a nice baby grand and the food is awesome (spicy!!)

$5-20 donation supports tonight’s musicians.

http://www.shebapianolounge.com/
http://www.classicalrevolution.org/

And here’s a taste to get you in the mood:

3 Responses to “Find out exactly how to pronounce ‘Chopin’”

  1. Amy says:

    You rule. Thanks for posting this.

  2. whir says:

    Also, it’s “sight reading” (as opposed to, I guess, smell reading).

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