Friday, June 20, 2014

On Sundays in Warsaw, THE place to be is in front of the Fryderyk Chopin monument in Łazienki Park.

From mid-May til September 28 this year, pianists from Poland and all over the world perform classical Chopin pieces in front of thousands of people in the park. All for FREE!
This year marks the 55th season, as the concerts started as a cultural tradition in 1959. The Fryderyk Chopin Society contracts pianists for the whole season.

Last summer, we discovered this wonderful tradition and often rode our bikes down to Łazienki Park on Sundays, followed by beer and kielbasa at Pub Lolek across the way. We brought a picnic blanket, secured a location and simply laid back to listen to the lovely classical music playing in the park. This year, we’ve attended two of the concerts so far and even introduced our grandparents to the tradition.
When it gets hot, you might want an umbrella or to sit farther back by the trees for some shade.
Jason with his grandparents after the concert.
Every Sunday, there are two concerts with the first one and noon and the second at 4 p.m. As many as 4,000 people attend the concerts. I’d recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early if you want to secure a good seat.

Join other Warsavians this summer and partake in this wonderful tradition!
Royal Łazienki Park
Ul. Agrikoli 1
Warsaw, Poland

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jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this tradition! we used to do the same thing in munich. jason is so lucky to have grandparents!

Joy said...

@Joyce, yes, the tradition is lovely and so are Jason's grandparents! I have lots of photos to share in future blog posts!