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BTG Benefit: Live from Florence, Italy Hershey Felder: Beethoven

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BTG Benefit: Live from Florence, Italy Hershey Felder: Beethoven

This event is a BTG benefit, with 50% of the proceeds going to BTG.

Dramatizing Dr. Gerhard von Breuning’s factual memoir, “Aus dem Schwarzspanierhaus,” (Out of the House of Black-Robed Spaniards, Beethoven’s last residence), 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.

Featuring some of the composer’s greatest works, from the Moonlight Sonata and Pathétique Sonata to selections from the 5th and 9th Symphonies, and the Emperor Concerto, Hershey Felder’s Beethoven is an intense, illuminating, unforgettable journey through time that immerses audiences in the astounding life of Ludwig van Beethoven.


In the tradition of his popular after-performance audience ‘encore,’ Felder has created the Hershey Felder Presents Arts Prize Competition, in honor of Beethoven’s 250th birth year. This prize of $25,000 will be awarded to one of five artist finalists submitting “anything Beethoven” as inspiration for their video presentation. The five finalists will be presented at the completion of Hershey Felder: Beethoven. Viewers will be eligible to vote, with the winner announced one hour after the completion of voting.

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No registration fee or purchase necessary to enter competition. Parental consent required for anyone under 19. Registration ends July 6. Submissions must be uploaded by July 7, subject to live “Voting Period” on July 12. Open to U.S. legal residents who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry. Subject to full official rules available at https://www.hersheyfelder.net/contest-page. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Patrons will be able to stream on a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet.

Once purchase is confirmed, patrons will receive a confirmation email, followed by a reminder email on the day prior to the event, with a viewing link and detailed instructions for viewing on their device. Viewing will be available for an additional 72 hours post live performance.

Tickets: $55, 50% of proceeds go towards Berkshire Theatre Group

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