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
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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.
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I would agree with the other reviewers that it is hard to hear the words to the songs in the 2nd tier. I thought it was funny and the sf orchestra supplied excellent music. I would personally rate it as a 4, but my girlfriend only thought it was...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“A very, very funny show, even for people who like music but don’t know why.” —New York Times
p. Benjamin Shwartz
Professor Peter Schickele
jolly host and basso blotto
manager of the stage
San Francisco Symphony Brass
Arr. Peter Schickele Joy to the World, Especially Out-of-Work Musicians
P.D.Q. Bach Suite from “The Civilian Barber”
P.D.Q. Bach Perückenstück (Hairpiece) from “The Civilian Barber”
P.D.Q. Bach Eine Kleine Kiddiemusik (“Santa’s Got a Brand-New Bag”)
P.D.Q. Bach A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols
P.D.Q. Bach Variations on an Unusually Simple-Minded Theme
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.