The haunting piano music of Fryderyk Chopin will be featured in the next concert of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church.

Rochester pianist Horacio Nuguid will perform Chopin's Polonaise in Ab Major, Four Mazurkas, Rondo in Eb Major, Nocturne in B Major, and the four movements of the Sonata in Bb Minor.

Chopin was born in Poland to a French father and Polish mother, and moved permanently to Paris at the age of 21. Chopin's solo piano music is often tinged with his romantic longing for his Polish homeland. He died of tuberculosis in 1849, at the age of 39.

Nuguid is founder and artistic director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations are welcome.

St. John's to host organ virtuoso

Hector Olivera, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 11 Fourth Ave. SW.

Olivera was a child prodigy, having played for Eva Peron at age 5, and entered the Buenos Aires Conservatory at age 6. Three years later he composed a suite for oboe and string orchestra that was performed by the Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra.

He has performed in North and South American, as well as in Europe, where he played a solo concert for 5,000 people at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Tickets are $20, available at 507-288-7372, in the church office, and online at

Three artists featured in next Parkside exhibit

An opening reception for "East Meets West," an exhibition of art works by Peter Park, Catherine Park and Ann M. Riggott, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at Parkside Gallery in Charter House.

The artists will talk about their work. Live music will be provided by the e-Cello Trio, and wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Admission is free.

Charter House is located at 211 Second St. NW.

Winona to celebrate Japanese culture

WINONA -- The Misato Fair, named in honor of Winona's sister city of Misato, Japan, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson St., Winona.

Japanese arts and culture will be displayed, with hands-on activities for all ages planned, including the Japanese games Karuta and Kendama. Student ambassadors and chaperones from Misato will be in attendance.

Admission is $3.