Classical Musicians Who Circus

The Freestyle Orchestra, a cutting-edge Vienna-based ensemble of artists fluent in both classical music and contemporary circus disciplines, offers groundbreaking interdisciplinary performances that challenge traditional concert formats, providing unique and immersive experiences that explore the intersection of musical and physical artistry.
15 May 2024
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Chanda VanderHart
Pianist, Musicologist, Acrobat

The Freestyle Orchestra is an interdisciplinary artistic collective of classically-trained musicians with a movement/circus background and contemporary circus artists with musical training who collaboratively author integrated performance experiences. They enjoy disrupting perceptions of what classical concerts look like and how they are presented, and exploring the interplay and intersectionalities between the physical and musical artists. Two of their new shows are presented here.

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