Peter Schickele Concert Schedule
|For more than fifty years, Peter Schickele
has been presenting concerts of
music by P.D.Q. Bach, or of his own music, or sometimes both
at once. While such performances do not occur as frequently as
in days past, Mr. Schickele does make the occasional appearance. This concert page also lists any new 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.
All other appearances listed here do feature Mr. Peter Schickele in
person, though some may be announced without much advance notice. 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
(link to description)
(link to venue site if available)
|May 8, 2019, Wednesday at
||Jeffrey Biegel, piano, plays P.D.Q.
Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and
Orchestra with Jyväskylä Sinfonia,
Eero Lehtimäki. The concert also includes
Aaron Copland’s Music for the Theatre,
Frédéric Chopin’s Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, and
Lotta Wennäkoski’s Jong.
(Note: Prof. Schickele does not
appear in these performances of the recently-discovered Concerto.)
||Jyväskylä City Theater
40100 Jyväskylä, Finland
+358 14 266 0110
Also see 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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