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 and 29, to be precise, in good ol’ Town Hall, where the whole thing began 50 years ago (as heard on the Vanguard recording), thanks to many generous contributors to the Kickstarter campaign, whose names are listed below.

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Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Location and Tickets

The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
(between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY
212-840-2824
December 28:  http://ticketmaster.com/
December 29:  http://ticketmaster.com/

 

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Audio Sample

 

P.D.Q. Bach: The Golden Anniversary (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).

 
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Backers

This concert is made possible by many generous backers of our Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/851060982/pdq-bach-the-golden-anniversary).

 

        $3000       

Dorothea R. Endicott  
   

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