Peter Schickele Concert Schedule
|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. To bring this celebratory year to a fitting
conclusion, Prof. Schickele is recreating the
tradition of annual New York City December concerts.
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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|December 28, 2015, Monday at
Oops, is there a great big gaping hole in your
holiday plans this December? Have no fear, for help is here!
For the first time in 10 years, there
will be a P.D.Q. Bach concert in New York in the week between
Christmas and New Year’s. December 28, to be precise, in good ol’
Town Hall, where the whole thing began 50 years ago, thanks to many
generous contributors to the Kickstarter campaign, whose names will
be listed on this site soon.
|The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
(between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY
Also see Peter Schickele’s Nonappearances,
performances of Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach music by other fine
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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