2018-2019 PERFORMANCE EVENTS
The first three Two Pianos performances cycled through significant dates and places in the characters' lives. Each performance script was tailored to highlight venue-specific aspects of their stories.
- Philadelphia: The Two Pianos concert documentary premiered 9 June 2018 in Presser Hall at the original Mary Louise Curtis Branch of the Settlement Music School where Anna taught for forty years. It was accompanied by an exhibit, discussion, and reception to meet the performers. The premiere date celebrated the June 1908 week in which both Anna and Halina were born.
• Leipzig, 29-30 June 2019: Featured two performance events plus exhibits at Grieg Haus and the Leipzig Conservatory, sponsored by The Synagogue & Meeting Center Leipzig eV as part of Leipzig's bi-annual "Jewish Week" (23-30 June 2019) in the musical city where Two Pianos begins. The Conservatory concert documentary took place during continuous year-end performance examinations and was scheduled at 11 AM to accommodate them.
• Newark NJ, 27 Oct. 2019: The multimedia concert documentary and exhibit were presented at the Paul Robeson Campus Center of Rutgers University-Newark where Halina concluded her career as Professor of Piano. The date marked Halina's forced expulsion to Poland together with thousands of other legally-resident Polish Jews in the Nazi Polenaktion, the first mass deportation of Jews from the German Reich (28-29 October 1938).
Each event was videographed for highlights excerpts and a possible documentary film.
2020 events under discussion were suspended by COVID-19 but are expected to resume in 2021.