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Special Presentation

Hershey Felder: Beethoven

December 5 - 22, 2019

Leo K. Theater

"A piece of exquisite beauty"

Chicago Sun Times

Hershey Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of the Viennese Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, who spent his boyhood by the Maestro’s side. 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 the last years of his life. Felder commands his 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 Pathetique 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.

Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Captioned Performance Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
ASL Interpreted Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.


Written and Performed by

Hershey Felder

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