Peter Schickele Concert Schedule
|Even after more than fifty years of
concert touring, Peter Schickele is still presenting some concerts of
music by P.D.Q. Bach, or of his own music, or sometimes both
at once. The ones that are coming up soon are listed below. The ones
that are coming up less soon will be added when the details are
finalized. To make sure you never miss a concert, sign up for our
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
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|August 5, 2016, Friday at 3:30 p.m.
||We regret that the
“Shakespeare on the Esopus” program in the Phoenicia International
Festival of the Voice has been canceled.
||Main Stage Phoenicia Park
Mt Ava Maria Drive
Phoenicia, New York
|September 2016 through April 2017
||Details on upcoming performances will be
announced in early August. Keep watching this space, or sign
up for our mailing list, and
information will be posted here soon.
||Around the country
Also see Peter Schickele’s Nonappearances,
performances of Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach music by other fine
the program for the
Golden Anniversary concert in
and the 50th Anniversary Photo Album
Fifty Photos for Fifty Years
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
Opus 3 Artists: 212-584-7512.
Professor Peter Schickele, enabler
Michèle Eaton, off-coloratura soprano
Brian Dougherty, tenor profundo
Margaret Kampmeier, Keyboarder (for A Triumph of
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
(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
Uptown Hoedown: Prof. Schickele’s good-time, foot-stompin’
collection of classical snippets.
Selections from Oedipus Tex: P.D.Q. Bach’s infamous
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
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