If there is a persona that Hershey Felder cannot embody, I am unaware of it. This brilliant actor, author, singer and piano virtuoso has been enchanting and educating audiences the world over.This Canadian-born phenom has virtually given us the reincarnation of many of the greatest musical contributors in history, for nearly the past 20 years. The Berkeley Rep featured Frederic Chopin, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts hosted Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein was seen at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, and Irving Berlin was channeled at the Cleveland Playhouse, with a side trip to New York City’s 59E59 Theaters.
Tchaikovsky enthralled audiences in Hartford, Connecticut, just as Franz Liszt wowed them at Laguna Playhouse. And now, San Diego audiences will be treated to Hershey Felder’s transformation into Ludwig van Beethoven. The San Diego Rep’s Lyceum Stage is delighted to have Felder’s energetic and passionate devotion personified through his keystrokes. The pianist will perform Beethoven’s 5th and 9thsymphonies, Moonlight Sonata, Pathetique, Emperor Concerto, Fur Elise and other beloved pieces from February 21st-March 24th. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 858-544-1000 or online at sdrep.org.