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:
- $55.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $38.50 - $60.00
In a surreal twist, one of Japan's biggest rock stars also happens to be one of that country's most revered classical composers. His name is Yoshiki and the breadth of his musical accomplishment astonishes. The same man who, as the leader of the heavy metal band X Japan, sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times was selected by the Japanese government to write a classical composition celebrating Emperor Akihito. Commissioned to write themes for events as diverse as the 2012 Grammys and the World Expo, he has now released a solo album of original instrumental works, Yoshiki Classical, to global acclaim. For one night only, he will perform captivating melodies from his new album live at Davies Symphony Hall, playing solo piano with string quartet accompaniment. 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.” —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