Hershey Felder: Beethoven
About Hershey Felder: Beethoven
He has been called the conjurer of the spirits – George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin – in remarkable and mesmerizing solo shows that have played across America and the globe. In order to share a uniquely personal perspective of Beethoven and his world, Hershey Felder tells this classic composer’s story through someone close to him. This story is inspired by Dr. Gerhard von Breuning’s memoir which recounted how he helped care for the aging composer when he was a boy.
Hailed as “a seductive portraitist, compelling storyteller, and superb concert pianist,” by American Theatre Magazine, Felder commands the profound musical understanding to bring this legend to life. He offers an enthralling performance that can satisfy musical experts, as well as captivate audience members with little background in classical music. Featuring some of the composer’s greatest works, from “Moonlight Sonata” to the “Ninth Symphony” and the “Emperor Concerto,” "Hershey Felder, Beethoven" is an intense, illuminating and unforgettable journey.