When September 27, 2022 at 7:30pm 4 hrs 29 mins
Where Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory - Westminster College 1840 S 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, United States
Contact Exiles in Paris [email protected]

Exiles in Paris Works by Frederic Chopin, Grazyna Bacewicz, and Bud Powell Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College September 27, 2022 7:30pm For centuries, Paris has been a haven for artists fleeing political, personal and economic oppression. This concert is a snapshot of music by a handful of exiles who escaped turmoil and were celebrated for their formidable artistry, beyond their nationality, race or gender. Chopin was a mere 20 years old when he fled his native Warsaw before the November 1830 Uprising against the Russian Invasion. Grazyna Bacewicz studied in Paris in the 1930s with famed composition pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, becoming the first Polish woman to achieve national and international recognition. Finding some semblance of dignity, freedom and respect, many American Jazz musicians such as the extraordinary pianist Bud Powell toured and lived in Paris.