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Hershey Felder 3 Show World Premiere performance pass

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Hershey Felder 3 Show World Premiere performance pass

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Enjoy 3 World Premiere performances from Hershey Felder LIVE from Florence, Italy. Save 10% off individual performance prices when you buy all 3 premiere performances.

Package Price: $148.50

Package includes the 3 premieres in 2021:  BEFORE FIDDLER, PUCCINI and ANNA & SERGEI.
Sales close for this on February 14th.

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This package includes the following shows:

 

HERSHEY FELDER as
Sholem Aleichem in

BEFORE FIDDLER

LIVE from FLORENCE
Featuring Klezmerata Fiorentina
WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 8pm EST.
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, February 14th)

Decades before the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof first delighted worldwide audiences, there was Sholem Aleichem and his beloved character of ‘Tevye the Milkman.’ When he was only 24 years old, Aleichem published his first story, Tsvey Shteyner (“Two Stones”), and by 1890, he had become a central figure in Yiddish literature. Aleichem was known as the “Jewish Mark Twain” for his similar writing style and pen name usage.

Felder will play Sholem Aleichem himself – giving audiences the true story of what happened ‘Before Fiddler.’

Long before songs like “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset” first beguiled audiences, there was Klezmer, the music of the Old World; a music that imitated talking, laughing, weeping, and singing, and where musicians didn’t just make music, they spoke to you in song.

In Florence, Italy, one of the oldest artistic centers in the world, a group of musicians have been virtuosos in the world-famous Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino by day (under the baton of  famed conductor Zubin Mehta), and then become the Klezmerata Fiorentina by night. The quartet consists of violinist and violist Igor Polesitsky; clarinetist Riccardo Crocilla; accordionist and bassoonist Francesco Furlanich; and double bass player Riccardo Donati.

Filmed on location where events actually took place, this streaming production will feature the stories and characters of Sholem Aleichem, along with music that is sure to move the soul.

Before Fiddler – Live from Florence is directed by Felder & Stefano DeCarli, with associate direction by Trevor Hay. Production design is by Hershey Felder. Film production and live editing is by the DeCarli Live film company. Live broadcast and sound design production are by Erik Carstensen. Line producer is Annette Nixon. Production and broadcast development is by Meghan Maiya. Costumes and Hair are by Isabelle Gerbe. Scenic construction is directed by Pierre Gerbe.


HERSHEY FELDER

PUCCINI

LIVE from FLORENCE
WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 8pm EST.
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, March 21st)

In the tradition of the “one man composer shows” adding operatic voices when called for, PUCCINI is the story of the great composer’s deliciously scandalous life, his female characters, and how the real women in his life affected the women he created on stage. Filmed live on location in the places where these events and these compositions and premieres actually took place PUCCINI will include music from La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot and more.


HERSHEY FELDER as
Sergei Rachmaninoff in

ANNA & SERGEI

LIVE from FLORENCE
WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at 8pm EST.
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, May 23rd)

Taking place as a memory play in the house in which the Russian Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, this is the story of a very strange meeting Between Rachmaninoff and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the sole surviving member of the Romanov Dynasty, the Princess Anastasia. Featuring Rachmaninoff’s most beloved melodies and music.


 

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