WARSAW (Reuters) – Lovers of Frederic Chopin’s music who usually flock to a central Warsaw park on Sundays for open-air concerts will have to go online this season to hear the weekly performances because of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Pianist Karol Radziwonowicz plays Chopin’s concert during recording for online release, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Warsaw, May 6, 2020. Picture taken May 6, 2020. Radoslaw Zawadzki/Stoleczna Estrada/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
The concerts are a key event in the Polish capital’s summer cultural calendar, with performers serenading citizens in the elegant setting of the Royal Lazienki Park with concertos, nocturnes and other masterworks by the great romantic composer.
But for the first time in more than six decades, the green square dotted with benches near a statue of Chopin had only