Today the Polish city of Częstochowa is getting ready for the opening concert of Chopin 2010, marking the bi-centenary of Chopin’s birth. The next 12 months will be a celebration of the composer Frederic Chopin, as Poland honours his genius with concerts, events, educational programmes, exhibitions and workshops.
The inaugural concert of Chopin 2010 in Częstochowa, famous for its Black Madonna, gets underway at 7pm tonight with a performance of Chopin’s music by the Częstochowa Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Just half an hour later the Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will strike up a chord as the capital pays its own homage to one of Poland’s favourite sons.
Many more events are planned throughout the year, both in Poland and further afield, and you can find out more by logging on to www.chopin2010.pl