24 Aug Famed Bandleader & Pianist Peter Duchin to Discuss Face The Music, A Memoir
August 24, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as the internationally famous Peter Duchin presents his memoir.
The internationally-famous bandleader, Peter Duchin’s six decades of performing have taken him to the most exclusive dance floors and concert
halls in the world. He has played for presidents, kings, and queens, as well as for Civil Rights and cultural organizations. But in 2013, Duchin
suffered a stroke that left him with limited use of his left hand, severely impacting his career.Days of recuperating from his stroke—and later from a critical case of COVID-19—inspired Duchin to reconsider his complicated past. His
father, the legendary bandleader Eddy Duchin, died when Peter was twelve; his mother, Marjorie Oelrichs Duchin, died when Peter was just six
days old. In the succeeding decades, Duchin would follow his father as a bandleader, becoming the epitome of mid-20th Century glamour. But it
was only half a century later, in the aftermath of his sudden illnesses, that he began to see his mother and father not just as the parents he never
had, but as the people he never got to know.
More than a memoir, Face the Music offers a window into the era of debutantes and white-tie balls, when such events made national headlines.
Duchin explores what “glamour” and “Society” once meant, and what they mean now. With sincerity and humor, Face the Music offers a moving
portrait of an extraordinary life, its disruptions, and revitalization.
Bob Merrill, host of Legends Radio, 100.3 FM, Palm Beach, will moderate the conversation
Lecture and book signing of Face the Music: A Memoir by Peter Duchin and Patricia Beard
Date: Wednesday, August 24th- 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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