Chopin's Birthday Concert in Canberra

On 18 March a very special, and socially-distanced, concert was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra. Co-presented by the Embassy and the Friends of Chopin Australia, Alexander Yau, performed a special program including all four of Chopin's Ballades for an invited audience of members of the diplomatic community and members of parliament. The concert celebrated Chopin's 211th birthday.

Alex's program:

Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61 Mazurka in D-flat major, Op. 30 no. 3

Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30 no. 4 Mazurka in E major, Op. 6 no. 3 Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 no. 4 (Intermission) Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38 Ballade No. 3 in A♭ major, Op. 47 Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

With the Barcarolle as an encore.

Photographs courtesy of Peter Hislop.