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:
- $39.00 - $111.00
- Our Price:
- $19.50 - $55.50
Well known for its use in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Also sprach Zarathustra is a dynamic symphonic masterpiece that has become embedded in the classical canon as well as pop culture. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony through this tone poem by the great German composer Richard Strauss, along with other works featured in 2001 including By the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. and György Ligeti's ethereal Lux aeterna. The concert also features the vocal prowess of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and works by Lukas Foss and Charles Ives. An informative talk begins one hour before the concert. Learn More
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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