Tickling the Classical Funnybone with the Arkansas Philharmonic

Nov 8, 2017

Explore the "cheekier" side of classical music with the Arkansas Philharmonic this weekend

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.