Igudesman & Joo “A little Nightmare Music”
March 26, 2011
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Classical music comedy is finally back! Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo have picked up the mantle of Anna Russell, Victor Borge and P.D.Q Bach and given it a 21st-century make-over. Like their predecessors, they’re serious musicians who have turned Europe’s most esteemed concert halls into comedy clubs–and this is their first time in Boston.
“A Little Nightmare Music” is a unique show, full of virtuosity, enchanting music and zany, outrageous humor. Ideal for audiences aged 8 to 88, this show is sure to captivate you and crack you up whether you’re a classical music enthusiast or the type who runs for cover, at the mere mention of Mozart.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
“Two top class musicians and perhaps the best entertainers I’ve ever seen. I laugh my head off every time I see them, at the same time as being touched by their wonderful musicianship. They got me, I’m a fan!“
JULIAN RACHLIN — violinist
“The funniest show on music and the life of musicians I have seen since the great Victor Borge. I couldnt stop crying of laughter for the whole evening. Go see these gifted musicians. What they show is life at its funniest side. It isn’t just entertaining, it is hilarious! “
GIDON KREMER — violinist
“I had the time of my life when I first saw them live in action, and felt honored to put in a cameo in some of their nutty skits! Take the opportunity to get a taste of their over brimming musical imagination”!
EMANUEL AX — Pianist
“A Little Nightmare Music brings surrealism to the concert hall and takes its trousers down! Very musical, very engaging and very funny. A Big Hand for A Little Nightmare Music’s Big Hands.“
TERRY JONES — comedian/Monty Python/director
A Little Nightmare Music as a title is a misnomer.. Igudesman and Joo are a DREAM …watch them!“
SIR ROGER MOORE — actor
“Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo played at my 80th birthday celebrations. I nearly died laughing. I’d like to invite them back for my 85th, but that might be considered reckless.….. Great musicians, great fun.
BERNARD HAITINK — conductor
“Igudesman and Joo are not only musical virtuosi but also comic maestros. Any thing they touch turns to gold and I am enchanted by them every time I see them. Definitely one of the funniest and most entertaining shows I have ever seen and I can’t wait to see them again in action!“
MISCHA MAISKY — cellist