HERSHEY FELDER PRESENTS – LIVE FROM FLORENCE
Special Opportunity for Hartford Stage Patrons!
Five exclusive live-stream performances are being offered by Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence with a portion of the tickets sold using these purchase links going to Hartford Stage.
Tickets: $55 each or save up to 15% with a multi-performance package. Details below!
TCHAIKOVSKY – LIVE from FLORENCE
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 8 pm Eastern
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, December 27)
Based on the original OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY, and featuring an extended focus on The Nutcracker Ballet (in honor of Christmas) as well as Tchaikovsky’s life in Florence Italy where he spent a good deal of time – Live from Florence will be filmed live on location where Tchaikovsky actually lived and worked in Florence. An interesting, surprising and engaging holiday treat.
HERSHEY FELDER as Sholem Aleichem in
BEFORE FIDDLER – LIVE from FLORENCE
Featuring Klezmerata Fiorentina
Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 8 pm Eastern
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, February 14)
Before the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof there was Sholem Aleichem and his beloved character of ‘Tevye the Milkman.’ Before the beloved songs, “Tradition,” “If I were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker” and more, there was music of the old world… a music that imitated talking, laughing, weeping, and singing, where musicians didn’t just make music, they spoke to you in song – Klezmer. In Florence, Italy, one of the oldest artistic centers in the world, a group of such musicians have been by day, virtuosos in Florence’s world famous Maggio Musicale symphony orchestra, by night, they are the Klezmerata Fiorentina…with their ancient European roots, and Hershey Felder as their storyteller, playing an array of characters and music from the “old world,” from a Tevyeh, to a Yenteh, to a Rabbi, to a newlywed daughter, to many many more…
PUCCINI – LIVE from FLORENCE
Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 8 pm Eastern
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, March 21)
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.
ANNA & SERGEI – LIVE from FLORENCE
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8 pm Eastern
(Includes extended viewing access to the recording through Sunday, May 23)
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.