'The Pianist of Willesden Lane' | Sylvan Adams Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts | Montréal | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


'The Pianist of Willesden Lane'

When: Sun., Sept. 8, 1:30 p.m., Sept. 9-11, 8 p.m., Sun., Sept. 15, 2 & 7 p.m., Mondays, 7 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Wed., Sept. 18, 1 p.m., Sun., Sept. 22, 2 & 7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25, 1 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28 2019

In 2002, storyteller and concert pianist Mona Golabek published The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival. Cowritten with Lee Cohen, the book tells the story of Golabek’s mother, a musical prodigy who escaped Nazi-controlled Austria as a young teen via Kindertransport, the children’s train that carried European kids to safety in England. Golabek brings the memoir to life in The Pianist of Willesden Lane, a Hershey Felder Presents production in which the Grammy Award-nominated instrumentalist performs works by composers such as Claude Debussy and Ludwig van Beethoven while sharing her mother’s tale of perseverance.

Price: $30-67.

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