The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra tackles the irreverent P.D.Q. Bach and more for an exploration of humor in music for their November 11th performance featuring a new concerto performed by guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel. Ahead of the concert Assistant Conductor Daniel Abrams stops in to talk a little more about his role with the Arkansas Philharmonic and specifically about the music of P.D.Q. Bach, "the 21st of J. S. Bach's children," a.k.a. Peter Schickele.
"There's a lot of actual physical comedy that happens in this piece," says Abrams. "There's something for everyone. It's not just the pianist sitting at the piano like a typical piece; there's a comedic element that goes on with it."
Listen to the full interview in the above streaming link.