Matthew Graybil

American pianist Matthew Graybil performs in Asheville on Monday, Nov. 11.

Presenting world-renowned pianists of exceptional talent in solo performances, The Chopin Project concert series is expanding from its Florida roots into Asheville for the 2019-20 Season.

The series, with Asheville performances in November, February and April, has earned acclaim for its ability to showcase the scope and breadth of Fryderyk Chopin’s works — as well as his musical forebears, contemporaries and successors — to provide audiences with insightful and engaging performances.

The concert programs, which are free of charge to students, offer an opportunity for those of all ages and levels of interest to experience and indulge in the music composed by Chopin and other masters.

Tickets cost $35/performance unless otherwise noted, with multiple concert subscriptions available. Morning and afternoon concerts are approximately one hour in length, evening performances approximately 1.5 hours.

The performance will be titled “Debussy: His Friends & Enemies” featuring pianist Matthew Graybil.

This whimsical program celebrates the life, music and sharp-tongued wit of Claude Debussy, based on his musical criticism and written correspondences. Here, musical friend and foe are pitted against one another in a program highlighting many musical styles and periods, enlivened by Debussy’s cunning, caustic and often amusing commentary on his musical idols, contemporaries, and adversaries. It will also showcase the scope of his influences, in which Chopin is prominently featured.

The concert will take place at First Presbyterian Church located at 40 Church St. in Asheville at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call 828-253-1431

For tickets and more information visit: www.chopinproject.com/tickets or call 813-966-1933

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