A P.D.Q. Bach Christmas with the San Francisco Symphony
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The last date listed for A P.D.Q. Bach Christmas was Saturday December 20, 2008 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Davies Symphony Hall:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $65.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $37.50
Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Elizabeth
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The SF Symphony did a great job in this performance. I had no idea what to expect, and for everyone looking to go it's part stand-up comedy, and part musical comedy. We were in the second tier and had a great view, but at one point we could not hear the words to the song, and everyone down below was laughing leaving us mystified. That is the reason for the 3 star rating instead of 4. Overall, it was definitely worth the price paid.
Quotes & Highlights
- "A very, very funny show, even for people who like music but don’t know why.” --<em>New York Times</em>
<p> Benjamin Shwartz
conductor </p> <p> Professor Peter Schickele
jolly host and basso blotto </p> <p> Michèle Eaton
off-coloratura soprano </p> <p> David Düsing
tenor profundo </p> <p> William Walters
manager of the stage </p> San Francisco Symphony Brass
Program: <p> </p> Arr. Peter Schickele Joy to the World, Especially Out-of-Work Musicians <p> </p> P.D.Q. Bach Suite from "The Civilian Barber" <p> </p> P.D.Q. Bach Perückenstück (Hairpiece) from "The Civilian Barber" <p> </p> P.D.Q. Bach Eine Kleine Kiddiemusik ("Santa's Got a Brand-New Bag") <p> </p> P.D.Q. Bach A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols <p> </p> P.D.Q. Bach Variations on an Unusually Simple-Minded Theme