Composer Sonata Series: A Work in Progress
Here lies my series of eight commissioned portraits of actor-pianist-playwright extraordinaire Hershey Felder, capturing him onstage in each of his self-created one-man “Composer Sonata” performances, all of which he has toured the world to international acclaim. I’ve been a fan for over 25 years since I saw his first amazing turn in George Gershwin Alone and our friendship developed over the years from my continuous glowing reviews of his incredible contribution to theatrical literature. These are the eight portraits completed so far and as soon as the world as we know it returns to quasi-normal and Hershey is back out on tour, I’ll be adding another of the master chameleon in his next transformation... as Rachmaninoff!
"SIMPLICITY: THE FINAL ACHIEVEMENT"
As Frederic Chopin in Monsieur Chopin
“NOT QUITE ENOUGH TIME”
As Leonard Bernstein in Maestro
"MESDAMES LES MUSES HAVE LEARNED TO BE ON TIME"
As Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Our Great Tchaikovsky
"IN THE HEART OF NOISE"
As Gershwin in George Gershwin Alone
"PLAUDITE, AMNICI, COMEDIA FINITE EST"
Hershey in Beethoven, As I Knew Him
"BUT THE MELODY LINGERS ON"
In Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
“MOURNFUL AND YET GRAND”
As Franz Liszt in Musik
"ALWAYS REMEMBER THE MOONLIGHT"
As Claude Debussy in A Paris Love Story
Original portraits are in the collection of Hershey Felder
Hand-signed and numbered limited edition giclee prints on stretched canvas of any of these portraits are available to fellow diehard Hershey-o-philes:
16 x 20: $200 / Other sizes by request
One of seven pages of my art... check out the other six!