Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream.
Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival. The Pianist of Willesden Lane is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music. The Pianist of Willesden Lane is directed and adapted by Hershey Felder based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane, Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival, by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.
“A stirring case of art preserving life... Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the way of the world.” - Chicago Tribune
Members of the Saint Louis Jewish Community Center can receive a 10% discount with a membership ID. 10% of this performance's net proceeds will be donated to the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.