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

Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia

Saturday, October 3

2020 Fringe Festival

25 minutes

Pay What You Wish


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 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.”

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Appropriate for all ages.

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Saturday, Oct 3 at 8pm


Pay What You Wish $0–100

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About the Artists

“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 share their work. We feature both instrumental and vocal music performed by seasoned professionals.

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Susan Weinman


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