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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-497-2787
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 111 members
Review from patricia wiley
58 events 14 reviews

I have attended hundreds of events, this one left me speechless. The man becomes the character and leaves you with an impression you will never forget.

reviewed Feb 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from First Woman
Red Velvet 56 events 18 reviews

What a fabuolus show!
This guy is not only a marvellous pianist, but he's a great actor too! And he's SO funny - with a quick wit for improvising with the audience.

GREAT event!

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Millard MacAdam
44 events 34 reviews

A marvelous experience with a very, multi talented performer! Not to miss!

reviewed Mar 06 2010 report as inappropriate
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“In his finest moments, (Felder)  carries a rapt audience along on a wave of true, powerful, and wordless passion.” —Boston Globe

Description

Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

The Music of Frédéric Chopin

Text by Hershey Felder

Directed by Joel Zwick

Monsieur Chopin will teach a piano lesson that actually took place on March 4, 1848, just days after the February 1848 revolution. As the piano lesson unfolds, he reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself.

Hershey Felder began the creation of Monsieur Chopin, prior to that of George Gershwin Alone. An actor and Steinway Concert Artist and former Scholar in Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music as well as composer, Felder comes from a traditionally classical musical and theatrical background. His studies on Chopin have taken him across the world and include studying the composer’s history, period history, manuscripts and living in Chopin’s still existing residences. Included in the creative process, is a scholarly relationship with the United States’ foremost author and professor of Chopin Studies, Jeffrey Kallberg, a professor of music and chairman of the music department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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