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“Bon Appétit!” By Julia Child and Lee Hoiby (During a Pandemic!)

Details

Dates: September 1, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Run Time: 25 mins

Venue: THE INTERNET (Digital Shows)

Overview

A comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities, Julia Child, the mother-of-all-foodies! Imagine what would happen if SHE had to do her show during the Pandemic! That’s this show, a one woman opera by Lee Hoiby. Digital performance whenever you’d like to watch!

Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia

Aurora Classical's mission is to excite people about classical music! Our goal is to share the art to those who may not have seen it up close and personal before, to give them the comfort and hope only classical music can provide and an opportunity for professional classical performers to share their work. Aurora Classical takes its name and inspiration from the news paper "Philadelphia Aurora" which was founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson to Benjamin Franklin. The paper stood for the rights of "yeoman farmers","planters" and the "plain folk". We believe classical music is for everyone no matter your budget!

Credits

Media Contact Susan Weinman susanweinman@auroraclassical.org phone # 215 317 9858 Web: www.auroraclassical.org For Immediate Release 8/21/20 Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia performs with the 2020 Virtual Fringe Festival with “Bon Appetit!” By Lee Hoiby and Julia Child “Bon Appétit!” is a comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities! Written by Lee Hoiby and performed by Susan Weinman and pianist Pen Ying Fang it is comprised of music draped over the words and gestures of Julia Child, the mother-of-all-foodies! 
October 3rd 8pm live streamed on https://fringearts.com/ and Facebook live. Following the Philadelphia premiere of this great work by Aurora Classical at the 2015 fringe festival it has become a crowd favorite selling out at it’s venue! “It’s hysterical” said Susan Weinman “although this production’s version of Julia is no more the real Julia than Dan Akroyd’s performance was, she is more like a demented cousin and not at all meant to be a true depiction of this great lady. That said the recipe for Le Gâteau au Chocolat l'Éminence Brune is indeed Julia’s. We offer it in the spirit of the lady, made by servantless American cooks. If this piece inspires someone to see more opera or learn about cooking then our job has been done.” ABOUT AURORA CLASSICAL OF CULTURETRUST GREATER PHILADELPHIA "All of the quality, none of the pretense." Right now in 2020 our immediate goal is to get freelance musicians back to work ASAP doing live streamed, outdoor and indoor small safe concerts for the duration of the pandemic. Aurora Classical's mission is to provide classical music without all the perceived pretense that can get in the way of its enjoyment. Our goal is to introduce the art to those who may not have had access before and provide opportunity for classical performers to sh

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