A live concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, performing Verdi's La Traviata, Act III: Prelude , Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor , an excerpt from Terra Incognita , a new work by conductor Dirk Brosse entitle To the Unknown Soldier and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral".
Celebrating the most influential composer of the Classical Era, former Music Director of the London Mozart Players and the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Bamert , leads the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in three eminent works by Mozart , including the celebrated Symphony No. 40 in G Minor - the most intensely expressive and powerful of all Mozart's symphonies.
Maesto Bamert will be joined by Jeffrey Khaner , Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra for Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Minor , which unbeknownst to many, is an arrangement of Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C Major .
Director Michal Zadara and actor Barbara Wysocka of CENTRALA (Warsaw, Poland) replace the piano parts of Frederic Chopin's Piano Concertos in E Minor and F Minor with a riveting dramatic monologue. Climbing on top of the piano, Wysocka explores cultural, political, and philosophical tensions of the composer's time that feel strikingly contemporary. Her highly physical virtuoso performance is accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and led by Warsaw National Opera's rising young talent, conductor Bassem Akiki.
Artfully weaving together fragments of Chopin's letters and music criticism from some of the finest writers and thinkers of our age, Chopin Without Piano captures the composer as a dynamic living presence within the full force of his music. It challenges us to think more deeply about the sustaining value of Chopin's music, the tradition of live classical performance, and culture in the broadest sense.