Thursday, February 9, 2012

Postcards from Paris and Chopin in Pasadena (Vol. 3, No. 2)

Maja Trochimczyk at Ste. Chapelle in Paris, France, October 2011Hilda Weiss and Wayne Lindberg of Poetry LA have recently visited Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, to record Featured Reader Just Kibbe and local poets. As one of the co-hosts of the reading, I was recorded as well.

I presented my Three Postcards from Paris which will appear in Quill and Parchment later this year. The postcards are about my visit to Paris on the occasion of the Maria Szymanowska Conference in October 2011. There's nothing about Chopin in my postcards, except that he lived in Paris and I walked some of the same streets. I had visited his grave at that time, but I did not write a poem about it.

Poetry L.A. posts videos on youTube and links on their website. Thanks a lot to Hilda and Wayne! This is their labor of love.

As for the fruits of my own labor, I had already rewritten the central poem and reorganized them, moving the first one to the end. Maybe it will not be moved, in the final version. I'm still figuring out the flow. The current one is fine, too - ending on a humorous note.

Maja - Three Postcards from Paris (link to video on YouTube)

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If you missed the previous presentations of one-act plays by HERSHEY FELDER, including MONSIEUR CHOPIN, you have a chance to catch up at the Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101)

Pasadena Playhouse

Use code: HEB10 to receive 10% off tickets for any (or all) of these exciting productions


Hershey Felder Collection

Written and Performed by Hershey Felder


Directed by Joel Zwick





MONSIEUR CHOPIN


(With MONSIEUR CHOPIN, audiences are invited to a private piano lesson that actually took place in the opulent Parisian salon of the Polish composer.)

February 28 - March 7, 2012

Tuesday - Friday at 8:00PM

Saturday at 4:00PM & 8:00PM

Sunday at 2:00PM & 7:00PM

NOTE: Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. is the time for Modjeska Club members to get together and watch the play with a 30% discount.

Tickets:
Weekday
Orchestra - $54.00 - $100.00
Gallery - $44.00 - $64.00

Weekend
Orchestra - $59.00 - $100.00
Gallery - $49.00 - $69.00

MAESTRO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

(In MAESTRO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Felder unfolds a story spanning the entire 20th century illustrating how Bernstein broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world's musical ambassador.)

March 10 - 18, 2012
Saturday, March 10 at 8:00PM
Tuesday - Friday at 8:00PM
Saturday – 4:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday at 2:00PM & 7:00PM


LINCOLN - AN AMERICAN STORY (World Premiere)

(LINCOLN - AN AMERICAN STORY, the final night in Abraham Lincoln's life is told through the eyes of Dr. Charles Leale, the young medical student who was in attendance on the evening of that fateful performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and found himself at the center of American history as he unfolds his story of tending to Lincoln in his final hours. LINCOLN - AN AMERICAN STORY will be performed in front of a 45-piece symphony orchestra for this special engagement.)

March 29 - April 7, 2012
Tuesday - Friday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 4:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday at 2:00PM


Buy tickets at: https://pasadenaplayhouse.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0NG0000009YRoOMAW

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