April Fool's Day Comedy Concert

Mon Apr 1

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Time Out says

A comedy concert in which the conductor, pianist and stand-up comedian Rainer Hersch is joined by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Alistair McGowan, Marc-André Hamelin and The London Firebird Orchestra.

Programme to include:
Glinka: Overture to 'Ruslan and Ludmilla' (comedy version)
Britten/UOGB: 'Young Persons Guide to the Ukulele Orchestra' (yes, really)
Liszt/Tom and Jerry: 'The Cat Concerto' (live and on stage)
Johann Strauss II: 'Laughing Song' (translated)
Pachelbel: Canon (trashed)
…and more. Much, much more.

(Whether you are a music professor or can't tell a string quartet from a string vest, this is the family-friendly show for you. After sell-out April Fool's Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2012, Rainer Hersch - 'the world's first classical music hooligan' (The Sun) - has moved up a gear: bringing together the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with full symphony orchestra and stars of the classical world for another afternoon of comedy, music and mayhem. A guaranteed laugh every four bars; one of Time Out's Top five classical events of 2009).

Royal Festival Hall details

Address

Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8XX

Transport Waterloo 

Telephone

0844 847 9910

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk

4pm

£9.50-£34.50

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