Hershey Felder’s Our Great Tchaikovsky is a time-bending tale of music, politics and one of the world’s most beloved composers. Known for the beautiful ballets Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and the ferocious and melodic brilliance of his symphonic works, piano concerti, overtures, operas and chamber music, a healthy 53-year-old Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” and, nine days later, he was dead. To this day, how and why he died is still a mystery.
An award-winning actor and musician, Hershey Felder created and directed last season’s sell-out hit, The Pianist of Willesden Lane and now returns direct from an acclaimed US Tour with his unique and moving blend of piano virtuosity and musical biography.
“Felder is truly stunning. The character and his compositions become whole; simultaneously beautiful and bittersweet” – Broadway World
“Our Great Tchaikovsky unquestionably rates as one of Felder’s most dazzling shows” – The Orange County Register
“Sheer stage magic. Felder is an accomplished actor, writer and pianist. You’ll have to see this marvellous production” – Times of San Diego
Age recommendation: 12+
Running time: Approx. 1 hour 40 mins