The Paderewski Festival is partnering with Festival Mozaic for a spectacular concert next spring. Join us for "The WinterMezzo Coda: The Chopin Project". In 2010, pianist Jocelyn Swigger set out on a journey to learn all 27 Chopin etudes. In this mulitmedia program, she will discuss how her life and her musicanship transformed as she learned this notoriously difficult music. She will perform on a piano that belonged to Ignacy Paderewski, who published editions of Chopin's works and who has deep roots in Paso Robles. Concert will be folllowed by a wine reception with the artist. Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 3 PM. Purchase tickets here.
PASO POPS, the annual patriotic-themed concert and Independence Day celebration on the Saturday closest to the 4th of July, will return again on July 1st in 2017. Held at the Paso Robles Horse Park, The San Luis Obispo Symphony, paired with Youth Symphony members will perform a patriotic "Pops" program with a fireworks finale. Purchase tickets.
Gates will open at 4:00 PM. A two and a half-hour wine tasting featuring 40 local wineries will be open to adults purchasing reserved seating, while interactive arts, games and painting activities organized by Studios on the Park and the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation will be provided for young families. Wine and beer also will be available with a suggested donation to the PASO POPS. Patrons are welcome to bring picnics or plan to sample from a variety of the county's finest caterers and food trucks that will be on hand. For the safety of all, service animals only will be allowed.
The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski's legacy. We invite you to join us at the 2017 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles!