To honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin, the Cali School of Music together with CHSS presented “An Evening with Chopin in Paris.” It was an evening of drama, intrigue, and music, presented as a soirée at the home of Chopin during the 1840s.
The script, based on letters, journals, and diaries of the composer and his contemporaries, was created by Montclair State University professors Elizabeth Emery (CHSS Professor of French), Tatyana Kebuladze, and David Witten. Student and faculty actors represented Chopin and his pupils and friends, including Franz Liszt, Marie d’Agoult, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Ferdinand Hiller, and George Sand and her children.
The performance took place in Leshowitz Recital Hall on the campus of Montclair State University on Monday, February 22. It was a joint venture between CHSS and the Cali School.