Southern Rep & MESA Production Company’s 33 Variations performance will support Birdfoot 2014!
Southern Rep and MESA Production Company’s September 13, 2013 preview performance of Moisés Kaufman’s 5-time Tony Award nominated 33 Variations will support the Birdfoot Festival and the New Orleans Friends of Music! Come join us for this special evening at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street). $5 from every ticket will help the Birdfoot Festival and the New Orleans Friends of Music continue to present outstanding live chamber music. To purchase tickets for this special evening, click here.
“Indisputably ravishing to listen to and to watch. The play emerges as a symphony of light and shadow — it is absolutely transporting.”
- The Washington City Paper
The World’s greatest Composer
A 200 – year old mystery
and the moments of beauty that can transform a life…
An inspiring and thought provoking theatrical experience, this textured performance combines drama, memory, moving images and a classical pianist performing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria…an elegant waltz between past and present, fact and speculation, a mother and daughter, and art and life.
• Friday, September 13, at 1:00 pm at the Contemporary Arts Center
Dr. William Kinderman will give a one-hour lecture on the Diabelli Variations and illustrate his remarks with performed excerpts of varying lengths. FREE and open to the public; reception following.
• Friday September 13 at 7:30 pm at the Contemporary Arts Center
A special preview night performance of 33 VARIATIONS with the Birdfoot Festival and New Orleans Friends of Music will be presented, followed by a talk-back after the performance featuring Dr. Kinderman and musicologist, Dr. Katherine Syer, discussing the play’s genesis and interpretation.
Dr. William Kinderman – is the world’s foremost authority on the Diabelli Variationsand a world-class pianist who was part of the play’s genesis, working with the playwright from the time of its conception to the Broadway production.
In his lecture, Dr. Kinderman will illustrate his remarks about Beethoven’s set of piano variations with performed excerpts of varying lengths. This lecture will be linked to a post-show talk-back discussion following the performance on the evening of Friday, September 13, 2013, in which Dr. Kinderman and Dr. Syer will answer questions about the genesis of the play and its interpretation.