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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.  This season features the premiere performances of P.D.Q. Bach’s newly-discovered yet massive Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra, performed by pianist Jeffrey Biegel.  Peter Schickele will not be performing in this work, but they are listed here due to their historical importance to the P.D.Q. Bach oeuvre.  Upcoming concert appearances featuring Peter Schickele are being planned and will be added to the list here as soon as the details are nailed down. To make sure you never miss a concert, sign up for our mailing list.

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)

September 24, 2016, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Dragon, conductor.  Program also includes “The Second City Guide to the Symphony”. Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th Street, #15
Denver, Colorado
303-623-7876
http://coloradosymphony.org/
October 29, 2016, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with New Philharmonia Orchestra, Francisco Noya, Music Director.  Also on the program is Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6. New Philharmonia Orchestra
First Baptist Church
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre
Newton Massachusetts
617-527-9717
http://www.newphil.org/
January 13 and 14, 2017, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the Austin Symphony. Music Director, Peter Bay.  Also on the program, music of Milhaud, R. Strauss, and Saint-Saëns. Austin Symphony
Dell Hall
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas
512-476-6064
http://www.austinsymphony.org/
January 29, 2017, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, conductor.  Also on the program, music of Rossini and Mendelssohn. Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Corson Auditorium
4000 M-137
Interlochen, Michigan
231-947-7120 ext. 7
http://traversesymphony.org/
March 18 and 19, 2017, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director.  The program also includes music of Grieg and Camille Saint-Saens. Fargo-Moorhead Symphony
Reineke Fine Arts Center
North Dakota State University
12th Ave N and Bolley Drive
Music Education Building
Fargo, North Dakota
701-478-FMSO (3676)
http://fmsymphony.org/
March 25, 2017, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with Philharmonia Northwest, Julia Tai, Music Director, part of a complete P.D.Q. Bach afternoon, also including Liebeslieder Polkas for mixed chorus and piano 5-hands, the grand oratorio The Seasonings, and Prof. Schickele’s Eine Kleine Nichtmusik. Philharmonia Northwest
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, Washington
206-675-9727
http://www.philharmonianw.org/
April 2, 2017, Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Music Director.  Also on the program, music of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. 

 
South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida
954-522-8445
http://southfloridasymphony.org/
April 4, 2017, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Music Director.  Also on the program, music of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Tennessee Williams Theatre
Florida Keys Community College
5901 College Road
Key West, Florida
954-522-8445
http://southfloridasymphony.org/
April 5, 2017, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Music Director.  Also on the program, music of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Knight Concert Hall
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida
954-522-8445
http://southfloridasymphony.org/
April 6, 2017, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Music Director.  Also on the program, music of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
954-522-8445
http://southfloridasymphony.org/
April 22, 2017, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the North Mississippi Symphony, Steven Byess, Music Director.  The concert also features other music by P.D.Q. Bach. North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Link Center Concert Hall
1800 W Main Street
Tupelo, Mississippi
662-842-8433
http://nmsymphony.com/
May 12, 2017, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Steven Byess, Music Director and Conductor.  The concert also includes music by Debussy and Shostakovich. Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Portland First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson
Portland, Oregon
503-234-4077
http://www.columbiasymphony.org/
May 14, 2017, Sunday at
3:00 p.m.
Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q. Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra with the Portland Columbia Philharmonic, Steven Byess, Music Director and Conductor.  The concert also includes music by Debussy and Shostakovich.

 
Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon
503-234-4077
http://www.columbiasymphony.org/

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

the program for the Golden Anniversary concert in 2015

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 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
Bill Bowler
Opus 3 Artists

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9th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
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