As part of its proud commitment to increase classical music awareness, education, and opportunities for students and the general public, The Chopin Project has added the 7th Annual Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (RPPF), July 18 through August 5, to its list of student and community outreach programs.

The Chopin Project’s partnership with RPPF includes the addition to two student Ambassador Concerts, July 21 and 28 at 4:00 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tampa. All RPPF concerts are free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated to help offset costs that are underwritten by RPPF.

The 7th Annual Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival hosts 36 collegiate artist pianists, all prominent “rising stars” from 164 leading music programs, colleges and universities worldwide. Students are joined by 20 internationally renowned faculty in a multi-faceted program that includes 16 free concerts presented at 10 Tampa Bay venues, including Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Four student performers participate on a rotating basis in the 16 concerts that are part of RPPF. Each performance includes a rich mix of composers, including Chopin. A wide variety of genres from the wealth of solo piano music including single and multi-movement works are featured in the programs.

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