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The 2014-2015 concert season celebrates the Fiftieth Anniversary of P.D.Q. Bach concerts.  It has been 50 years since the first public P.D.Q. Bach concert in New York City’s Town Hall (as heard on the Vanguard recording), and many concert halls who have forgotten about the first five decades of P.D.Q. Bach have bravely scheduled concerts during this season.  The schedule below shows the concerts scheduled through May of 2015;  information for the remainder of the season will be added soon. 

As always, be sure to check on the concerts using the links and phone numbers below before arriving at the hall, as from time to time a concert may disappear in a disconcerting manner. 

Date

Program
(link to description)

Location
(link to venue site if available)

July 26, 2014, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
413-997-4444
http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/music
December 5, 2014, Friday at 8:00 p.m. Peter Schickele will join the choirs and some instrumental groups of The College of New Jersey to present Choral Shenanigans & Other Musical Hijinks, featuring P.D.Q. Bach selections Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion, Canzon Per Sonar a Sei - Count Them – Sei, A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols, Fuga Meshuga from The Musical Sacrifice, Two Madrigals from “The Triumphs of Thusnelda”, and Mr. Schickele works A Little Mosey Music, Three Pirate Songs, The Birth of Christ, Three Choruses from e e cummings, and Happy Birthday, Beth.  The concert also includes pieces composed or arranged by Paul Sjolund, Robert Sund, and others. Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, New Jersey
http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/
January 1, 2015, Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Peter Schickele will appear with the Cape Cod Symphony in their New Year’s Day Party.
 
Barnstable Performing Arts Center (inside the Barnstable High School)
744 West Main Street
Hyannis Massachusetts
http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-season.asp
January 17, 2015, Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Several of Mr. Schickele’s string quartets will be played by violinist Denise Dillenbeck and other guests, including Armen Ksajikian and Steve Scharf from the Armadillo String Quartet, in a program called Four on the Floor: String Quartets of Peter Schickele. The Seasons Performance Hall
101 North Naches Avenue
Yakima, Washington
509-453-1888
http://theseasonsyakima.com/four-on-the-floor/
January 29, 2015, Thursday at  8:00 p.m. 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence
 
UGA Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, Georgia
http://pac.uga.edu/
Feb. 20, 2015, Friday at 7:30 p.m. 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence
 
University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming
307-766-6666
http://www.uwyo.edu/finearts/
April 10, 2015, Friday at 8:00 p.m. Peter Schickele will appear with the VocalEssence Chorus and the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble.  Details to be announced.
 
University of Minnesota
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-371-5642 or 800-292-4141
http://www.vocalessence.org/pdqbach
April 24, 2015, Friday at 8:00 p.m. 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence
 
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, New Jersey
973-539-8008
http://www.mayoarts.org/
May 2, 2015, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence
 
Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
Corning, New York
866-463-6264
http://www.corningcivicmusic.org/

Also see Peter Schickele’s Nonappearances,
performances of Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach music by other fine musicians

It’s been 50 years since Professor Peter Schickele released P.D.Q. Bach on an unsuspecting musical public. And it’s been 80 years since the professor’s mother released the professor on an society ill-prepared for such singular genius. And now, because everyone loves a birthday, Professor Schickele has reached back across the decades to explore the damp vaults and dusty attics of Leipzig to once again celebrate the twenty-first child (out of twenty) of the great J.S. Bach. This special, once in a half-century, musical extravaganza will feature the crème de la crème of history’s most justifiably neglected composer.

The 2014-2015 P.D.Q. Bach touring season will cover the period of January through May, 2015.  For bookings contact Neil Benson at Opus 3 Artists: 212-584-7512.

Professor Peter Schickele, enabler
assisted by
Michèle Eaton, off-coloratura soprano
Brian Dougherty, tenor profundo
Margaret Kampmeier, Keyboarder (for A Triumph of Incompetence Program)
William Walters, Manager of the Stage

 

P.D.Q. Bach at 50: As Good as he Ever Was (with orchestra) 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence (without orchestra)
       
Program includes...

Perückenstück (Hairpiece from The Civilian Barber): the only surviving aria from P.D.Q. Bach’s hopelessly lost opera.

Swing Sweet, Low Chariot:  a folk song derangement for tenor profundo and orchestra.

New Horizons in Music Appreciation:  the notorious ‘Beethoven Sportscast’, a play-by-play account of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Uptown Hoedown: Prof. Schickele’s good-time, foot-stompin’ collection of classical snippets.

Selections from Oedipus Tex:  P.D.Q. Bach’s infamous Western oratorio.

Excerpts include...

P.D.Q. Bach’s Twelve Quite Heavenly Songs (Arie Proprio Zodicale), S. 16°:  Musical upsettings of the signs of the zodiac (for chamber ensemble).

Selections from P.D.Q. Bach’s The Notebook for Betty-Sue Bach, S. 13 going on 14: proof that even something as common as a solo piano isn’t safe in the two hands of P.D.Q. Bach.

Peter Schickele’s Songs from Shakespeare:  The Bard’s most famous speeches set to 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll (for piano & chamber ensemble).

       
P.D.Q. Bach at 50: As Good as he Ever Was (excerpts)

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

This audio sample of selections performed in this concert contains excerpts from the following:  New Horizons in Music Appreciation (from P.D.Q. Bach On The Air, copyright © 1967 Vanguard Records)—Perückenstück (Hair Piece) from “The Civilian Barber” (from Music You Can’t Get Out Of Your Head, copyright © 1982 Vanguard Records)—“Well”, “Howdy there”, “My heart”, “But”, and Finale from Oedipus Tex (from Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities, copyright © 1990 Telarc International Corporation).

50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence  (excerpts)

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

 

This audio sample of selections performed in this concert contains excerpts from the following: Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus, Cancer, and Libra from Twelve Quite Heavenly Songs (from a live performance, copyright © 2005 Peter Schickele Web Site)—Introduction—Hamlet’s Soliloquy, The Three Witches from MacBeth, Juliet’s Soliloquy, and Funeral Oration from Julius Caesar from Songs from Shakespeare (from the album P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele:  The Jekyll and Hyde Tour, copyright © 2007 Telarc International Corporation).

 
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To book a concert, contact Opus 3 Artists
Neil Benson
Opus 3 Artists

470 Park Avenue South
9th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
Telephone:  212-584-7512
Fax:  646-300-8210

Website:  http://www.opus3artists.com
Email:  info@opus3artists.com

 

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