Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln's Piano
May 20 - May 31, 2014
Hershey Felder returns to ArtsEmerson with his latest musical exploration of a turning point in American history. In this intimate one-man piece, Felder weaves together the music of Stephen Foster with the songbook of the American Civil War to share the stories he uncovered after discovering Lincoln’s White House piano.
As Lincoln’s assassination unfolds through the perspectives of the young doctor who came to his aid, Mrs. Lincoln, and others, Abe Lincoln’s Piano celebrates coincidence, history, and music as it sheds new light on the evening at the theatre that changed our nation.