Pianist Pamela Howland and Artist Wendell Myers Celebrate Chopin's Birthday
Pamela Howland is a pianist, her husband Wendell Myers is a painter. This week they’ll combine artistic forces to celebrate Chopin Birthday Festival from Warsaw to Winston-Salem, bringing the year’s old tradition from Chopin’s homeland to the Triad. On Friday it’s Night Music Part 2, a unique concert with Pam playing selections from her new CD of Frederick Chopin’s Nocturnes 11 through 19, and a painting exhibition of Wendell’s 8 nocturne-inspired works. Night Music will take place in the beautiful Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium followed the next day with Chopin’s birthday festival program. For years Pam has been combining art forms including poetry, theatre, music and film to enhance audience engagement. During Night Music, Wendell’s paintings, each based on a specific Chopin nocturne, will be projected on an enormous screen during Pam’s performance.
Painter Wendell Myers and his wife pianist Pamela Howland. You can join them along with dancers, piano teachers and performers from all over the Triad in during Chopin’s Birthday Festival from Warsaw to Winston-Salem. It takes place Friday night, February 28th from 5:30 to 7:00pm with Night Music Part 2, and continues all day Saturday with five consecutive hours of live Chopin performances, including dance by Gary Taylor & Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, free birthday cake, and a champagne toast to Frederick. Both events take place in Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium where you’ll find an in house cafe with French pastries, coffee, food, and beverages.