Rainer Hersch’s April Fools Day Concert 2013
At a sold-out Royal Festival Hall, London, Rainer Hersch brings together stars of music and comedy to produce an evening of inspired humour and musical mayhem.
Whether you are a music professor or couldn’t tell a bar of music from a bar stool, this is the concert you have been waiting for.
At a sold-out Royal Festival Hall, London, Rainer Hersch “the world’s first classical music hooligan” (The Sun) brings together stars of music and comedy to produce an evening of inspired humour and musical mayhem.
Rainer’s guests include the iconic Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, virtuoso comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan, pianistic superstar Marc-André Hamelin and brilliant soprano-cabarettist Lindsay Sutherland Boal.
A guaranteed laugh every four bars.
“Gerard Hoffnung meets Victor Borge with some cheeky stand-up comedy thrown in for good measure” (The Times)
2. Introduction and God Save The Queen
3. William Tell Overture
4. Introducing the orchestra
5. Karaoke Choral Symphony
6. Laughing Song ‘translated’
7. Abbreviated Classical Music
8. French introduction
9. Colonel Bogey
10. Alistair McGowan stand-up
11. ‘A More Humane Mikado’
12. Hornpipe clapping
13. Beethoven Choral Symphony Variations
14. Audience glockenspiel
15. UOGB and orchestra
16. UOGB solo
17. Bizet Grand Finale
Subtitles: English & German
Extras: Behind the scenes slide show
This DVD is multi-region (Region 0) – there are no ‘area copyright’ coding issues. It is also in PAL format (suitable for Europe and most of the world). However if you live in North America you may experience difficulties watching it on your ‘NTSC’ DVD player. Please check your DVD manual to see if it plays ‘PAL’ DVDs. If not, just stick it in your computer instead, sit back and enjoy.