dR Daily 1/13/20: Renana Gutman plays Chopin at The Palladium
Already established as a home for jazz and opera, The Palladium has become a destination for chamber music, too. The Palladium Chamber Players played a transcendent program last week, and tonight the estimable Chopin Project presents renowned pianist Renana Gutman.
A worldwide celebration of the Polish composer, The Chopin Project® has evolved since its genesis in 2007 at the University of Michigan into a compendium of scholarship, recordings and even iPhone apps, plus a performance series featuring noted pianists like Gutman, who has played around the world from Carnegie Hall to the Louvre. She will be “chasing” Chopin and the composers he influenced, such as Faure, Debussy, and Scriabin, interspersing the music with commentary and stories.
She’ll be playing later this month in Tampa, Sarasota and other locations, but she begins her Chopin “chase” in St. Pete. And as The Palladium’s Paul Wilborn said at the Chamber Players concert last week, “What else are you going to be doing on a Monday night?”
7:30 p.m., Hough Hall, The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, mypalladium.org.