Chopin Without Piano Postcard

First North American Tour 2015

Actor Barbara Wysocka, accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, performs both of Fryderyk Chopin’s piano concertos--without a piano.

  • Photo by Natalia Kabanow

In this transformative work, consummate actress Barbara Wysocka hijacks the piano with her physical, virtuoso performance and proceeds to explore cultural, political, and philosophical tensions of the composer's time that feel strikingly contemporary. This new form of concert theater captures the composer as a dynamic living presence within the full force of his music.

CHOPIN WITHOUT PIANO presents new possibilities for theater and music to intersect in performance, and reveals how classical composers and music remain alive and relevant for us today. Performed in Polish with English supertitles.

See It

  • Philadelphia
  • Swarthmore
  • Boston


Tickets: $25 General, $15 Student/25-and-under

8pm October 28

8pm October 29

8pm October 30

2pm October 31 - followed by an Interactive Panel Discussion at 4:15 "Chopin's Body: Chopin as Theater"

140 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Swarthmore College Lang Concert Hall

Tickets: Free and Open to the public without advance reservation

8pm October 24

3pm, October 25 - "Chopin's Voice: Chopin's Music in Performance" Interactive Panel Discussion with CENTRALA

Lang Concert Hall
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Arts Emerson

Tickets: $10 - $75

7:30pm November 11

7pm November 12

8pm November 13

2pm November 14

8pm November 14

Emerson/Paramount Mainstage
10 Boylston Pl
Boston, MA 02116


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