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Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Articles, new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

Funny of the Week

by Melissa Wimbish

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo will perform on Friday, October 18 at the Symphony Center. PHOTO: COURTESY ALEKSEY IGUDESMAN AND HYUNG-KI JOO

Is this really a question? We are, like, the funniest.

Can Classical Musicians Be Funny?

Among the few well-known are P.D.Q. Bach aka Peter Schickele, who wrote an oratorio called Oedipus Tex (it includes a movement called the “O.K. Chorale”), English comedian Dudley Moore who liked to compose in his spare time, and locally, the folks behind Lyric Opera’s collaboration with Second City this past June.

Still there’s always room for more humor in music’s most self-serious genre. Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo certainly seem to think so. The duo, who go by Igudesman & Joo, have gotten major hits on YouTube for their classical music parodies (See: Rachominov had big hands).  Before their show at the Symphony Center on Friday, they took a few minutes  to chat… Read the full article here.


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