Genius #CHOPIN ; A Theatrical Concert

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Caffe Vivaldi

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A Theatrical Concert about the genius of the celebrated composer and the genius within us, with six scenes in six different times & places with 13 characters telling the story of one composer.

Concept by Classical for All

Music: Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Pianist: Emir GAMSIZOGLU

A Play by Ege Maltepe


CAST: Thomas Lester, Ruya Koman, Steven Hitt, Cihangir Duman, Valentina Giovanini, Ege Maltepe

SCENES & MUSIC PROGRAM

OPENING
Op.53 - Polonaise in A Flat Major, “Heroic”

TOKYO PRESENT TIME
Op.64, No.2 - Waltz in C Sharp Minor
Op.66 - Fantasie Impromptu

WARSAW 2030
Op.7, No.3 - Mazurka No.7 in F Minor

ISTANBUL 1981
Op.10, No.12 - Etude No.12 in C Minor, “Revolutionary”

INTERMISSION

NEW YORK 2012
Op.10, No.5 - Etude in G Flat Major, “Black Keys”

PARIS 1840
Op.28, No.15 - Prelude in D Flat Major, “Raindrop”
Op.23 - Ballade No.1

NEW ORLEANS 1920
Op.68, No.4 - Mazurka No.49 in F Minor, , “Last composition”

EPILOGUE
Nocturne No.8, Op.27, No.2


Ege Maltepe is an actress, playwright & director. Her work as a theater artist include; “Variations After Joe” (2009), “TEA for 3”(LPAC Lab, 2011), “TITS” (WiredArts Fest, 2013). Her new play “Women of New York” will receive its world premiere on March 11-12 at Fourth U Society, NYC. Her work with pianist/composer Emir GAMSIZOGLU gave birth to interdisciplinary projects; “Drama in Beethoven”, “Talking to Schubert”, “Genius #CHOPIN” under the umbrella of their company Classical for All. Ege came to New York in 2007 on a Fulbright scholarship, received her MA in Acting as a student of celebrated director Mike Nichols. www.egemaltepe.com

Pianist/composer Emir GAMSIZOGLU is a unique type of virtuoso who started to play the piano at the age of 20, after quitting his career as a pro basketball player in Turkey. Because of his interesting background, he has been the creator and collaborator of many “out of the box” classical music projects, and GENIUS #CHOPIN is certainly one of them. GAMSIZOGLU, known by his moniker "Chatty Pianist" performs concerts every Sunday afternoon at New York's historic Caffe Vivaldi. His concerts attract the attention of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds because of their inclusive and informative communication. www.emirgamsiz.com



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