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.
Tickets: $25 General, $15 Student/25-and-under
2pm October 31 - followed by an Interactive Panel Discussion at 4:15 "Chopin's Body: Chopin as Theater"
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