Hershey Felder: Beethoven presented at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert
Hershey Felder: Beethoven
Based on Dr. Gerhard von Breuning’s factual “Aus den Schwarzspanierhause.” Hershey Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of the Viennese Doctor
Breuning who spent his boyhood by the Maestro’s side in Beethoven. The Chicago Sun Times called the world premiere of this compelling portrait “a hypnotic production…a chamber music piece of exquisite beauty.”
Described by American Theatre Magazine as “a seductive portraitist, compelling storyteller, and superb concert pianist,” Hershey Felder portrays both Beethoven and Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, the young boy who cared for him in the last years of
his life. Felder commands the profound musical understanding to bring this legend to life, offering 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 the Moonlight Sonata and Pathétique Sonata to
selections from the 5th and 9th Symphonies, Hershey Felder’s Beethoven is an intense, illuminating, unforgettable journey through time that immerses audiences in the astounding life of the Maestro.