Chopin’s birthday celebrated with concert by Stephen Cosgrove |

Chopin’s birthday celebrated with concert by Stephen Cosgrove

In honor of 19th century composer Frédéric Chopin’s birthday, pianist Stephen Cosgrove will perform Sunday at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Starting at 4 p.m., the Bay Area pianist will play works by Chopin as well as works by Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Faure.

“I’m ending with Chopin. I’ve always admired him, he’s the composer for piano. It’s his birthday,” Cosgrove said Tuesday. “I’ve always wanted to give a recital up there. When I heard of the Grotrian piano at the Miners Foundry when I was at the R&D Piano Store over in San Rafael, that put the bee in my bonnet.”

A piano teacher and composer, Cosgrove formerly was on the Sonoma State University staff in conjunction with the dance department, choir and opera workshops. Today, he plays classical concerts in solo, duo and chamber music group settings.

Sunday’s admission is $10 adults and $4 for children. Miners Foundry Cultural Center is at 325 Spring St. in Nevada City. Call 265-5040 for more information.

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