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Beethoven. Quite possibly the most influential composer who ever lived. He gave us nine of the greatest
symphonies ever written, thirty piano sonatas that to this day remain the standards by which all succeeding
piano music has been judged, and eighteen string quartets that are universally recognized as among the most
profound music of the last 200 years.
Now he's back and ready to tell his story.
Stephen Eager brings you face to face with this giant
of music, not in a dry documentary or lecture but in
his one-man show "Something to Talk About," a
fast-paced, riveting and inspirational reenactment
depicting some of the most dramatic events in the
composer's life. Watch as the young Beethoven
meets Mozart for the first time, and astounds him
with his natural talent. Listen as Beethoven discusses
his approaching deafness and the astonishing effect it
had on the last years of his life.
Throughout the program Stephen performs excerpts
from some of the most famous (and not so famous)
piano compositions ever written. Exciting, energetic
narrative performed in costume enhances the
continuous recorded symphonic and chamber music, all of
which combine to create a unique theatrical
experience--one that will undoubtedly revise your opinion
of this musical genius.
"Something to Talk About" runs from 45 minutes to 1 1/2
hours, depending upon the individual needs
of the venue. Items necessary for a production include one piano (preferably grand,) a small table, three
chairs and a high quality CD compatible sound system.
Chamber Music of San Francisco
The [Beethoven] work is of high quality ... I like the work a lot,
for many reasons: the character fullness, ... story-telling ability, the compelling piano playing
( ... an impressive 'double threat' ),
the production values (esp. integrating the live piano with the recordings)
and most of all the power that the music itself lends to the production.
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Although not possessing the name recognition of a Beethoven or Mozart, Robert Schumann provided
history with one of its most interesting and tragic personalities of the Romantic Era.
Kept from the woman he loved for
seven years by her tyrannically
possessive father, his piano career cut
short by a devastating injury, and
possessing a predisposition toward overwhelming depression, this man
nevertheless composed some of the most triumphant and uplifting music of the nineteenth century. It
was in large part due to his efforts and encouragement that fellow composers such as Chopin, Lizst,
Berlioz and Brahms became household names.
Stephen Eager once again brings his abilities as an actor and pianist to the fore and takes the audience through
the fascinating life of Robert Schumann, from his hopeful beginnings as an aspiring pianist to the ultimate
realization of his massive compositional genius.
In his one man show "Schumann," you'll meet Schumann’s family, his
friends and fellow composers and experience their sometimes rocky
relationships. You will meet the woman who sacrificed her own
career to support his and believed in him when he didn't believe in himself.
Performed in period costume and driven by an
intriguing story line, live piano music, and
atmospheric musical sound effects, "Schumann"
will hold your interest from its dramatic opening
to its startling conclusion.
"Schumann" is 1 3/4 hours in length and requires one piano (preferably
grand,) four chairs, one table
and a CD compatible sound system.
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Revival. It's been decades since America has experienced life-changing,
society-altering revival. Do we truly understand what that three syllable
word signifies anymore? If you do not know, you certainly will after
you've heard the stories of the Lewis and Ulster Revivals in Scotland
and Northern Ireland.
Each story is complete in itself and recounts the events surrounding
two of the most spectacular religious awakenings of the past 200 years.
Thousands of people, children and adults alike, came to a saving
knowledge of Jesus Christ on an unprecedented scale. Each of these truly
breathtaking accounts lasts for approximately 45 minutes, and includes some of the most beautiful Scottish and
Irish vocal music ever written. Song after song weaves throughout each story and musically enhances the truths
of the narrative. You will find yourself moved and challenged as you listen to these inspiring, true tales of God's
moving in the British Isles.
Ideal for Sunday services, revival services, and special church and school related events of all kinds.
Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church
Stephen Eager is a story teller & master arranger of Celtic music ...
[He] interweaves his original arrangements of Celtic songs & stories of revival
in the British Isles to produce a spellbinding performance.
One of my favorite singers ... very powerful ...
a lovely voice.
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Beautiful love songs and heart-warming stories come together in "That Look in Her Eyes." Readings from
Shakespeare, Dickens, Fulghlm and others are sure to delight all who have ever been, or ever will be in love,
and Steve's original songs provide a musical atmosphere that stays with the listener long after the program has
“Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by the magical world that’s created every time a good story joins with a
good piece of music. That’s what ‘That Look In Her Eyes’ is all about.”
"That Look In Her Eyes" runs from 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes, and requires a piano and cd
compatible sound system. This production is particularly appropriate for couples retreats, valentine banquets,
marriage seminars and as after dinner entertainment..
For children and adults of all ages.
With just one week to go before graduation, 3 college students put their careers on hold while they
follow their dreams. But have they waited too long to begin the journey?
Will "the road less travelled" prove to be a wonderful adventure or a dead end?
Beautiful music from Steve's album "A Brighter Sun
," and an inspiring story make this a riveting program for
audiences of all ages. Runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
UNTO DEATH: Stories and Songs of the Christian Martyrs
This most recent addition is one of the most inspirational and moving programs yet.
Supplemented with powerful and richly beautiful music, this riveting presentation serves
as a dramatic reminder of what it once cost to be a Christian.