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All Classical Music Explained
Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge
Rainer Hersch with his mini orchestra
Organtastic!
Mozart's Back!

 

All Classical Music Explained

Length

Variable.  Anything from 20 minutes to 90 minutes plus interval

On Stage

  • Piano + stool
  • Assorted other instruments including a clarinet, didgeridoo and talking drum
  • Central Microphone on a stand
  • A screen with data projector and computer
  • A minidisc player operated by Rainer

Technical Rider P.A.

  • First class stereo PA system to include SM58 on a stand, 2 stereo D.I. boxes, cabling, minidisc player, CD player and operator.  Also:
  • 1 x clip-on radio mic
  • 1 x long lead / radio mic on a straight stand
  • Grand Piano plus stool with cabinet (An electric keyboard can be substituted for engagements where a grand piano is not practical in which case the rider includes a keyboard stand)
  • Facilities for PowerPoint projection - screen commensurate with the size of the venue - RGB connection to Rainer's laptop on stage.  Stereo minijack sound connection to Rainer's laptop for sound output.

Lighting

  • Warm wash lighting for stage, 2 specials (one on the piano, one on the central microphone)

Misc

  • 1 x small low table
  • Dressing room for 1
  • Dinner and light refreshments for 2 between rehearsal and performance

 

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Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge

Length:

In one act: Total playing time 75 ". In two acts: Total playing time 1'35" (first half 50", second half 45").

On Stage

  • Piano + stool
  • Central Microphone on a stand
  • A screen with data projector and computer

Technical Rider P.A.

  • First class stereo PA system to include SM58 on a stand, 1 stereo D.I. box, cabling, CD player and operator.  Also:
  • 1 x clip-on radio mic
  • 1 x long lead / radio mic on a straight stand
  • Grand Piano
  • Facilities for PowerPoint projection - screen commensurate with the size of the venue - RGB connection to Rainer's laptop operated off-stage.  Stereo minijack sound connection to Rainer's laptop for sound output.

Lighting

  • Warm wash lighting for stage, 2 specials (one on the piano, one on the central microphone).  A more detailed lighting plot is available if appropriate to the facilities in the theatre.

Misc

  • 1 x small low table
  • Dressing room for 2
  • Dinner and light refreshments for 3 between rehearsal and performance

 

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Rainer Hersch with Orchestra

Staging for this show depends on the number of musicians involved

On Stage

  • The Rainer Hersch Philharmonic - varying in size from 8 to 70 depending on the event.
  • Piano
  • Central Microphone
  • A screen with data projector and computer

Technical Rider P.A.:

  • First class stereo PA system, to include boom mike, 1 stereo D.I. boxes, cabling, minidisc player, CD player and operator.  Also:
  • 1 x clip-on radio mic
  • 1 x long lead / radio mic on a straight stand
  • Microphones for the orchestra - depending on the nature of the event
  • Grand Piano (An electric keyboard can be substituted for engagements where a grand piano is not practical in which case the rider includes a keyboard stand)
  • Facilities for PowerPoint projection - screen commensurate with the size of the venue - RGB connection to Rainer's laptop on stage.  Stereo minijack sound connection to Rainer's laptop for sound output.

Lighting:

  • Warm wash lighting for stage

Misc:

  • Seating and professional quality music stands for the orchestra
  • 2 dressing rooms 
  • Dinner and light refreshments for Rainer and the orchestra between rehearsal and performance

 

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Organtastic!

Length

1 hour

On Stage

  • The organ or remote manuals played by Daniel Moult
  • Assorted instruments including organ pipes, Stylophone and Casio keyboard
  • Microphone on a stand
  • Lectern
  • A screen with data projector and computer

Technical Rider P.A.

  • First class stereo PA system to include SM58 on a stand, 2 stereo D.I. boxes, cabling, minidisc player, CD player and operator.  Also:
  • 1 x clip-on radio mic
  • 1 x long lead / radio mic on a straight stand
  • Facilities for PowerPoint projection - screen commensurate with the size of the venue - RGB connection to Rainer's laptop on stage.  Stereo minijack sound connection to Rainer's laptop for sound output.

Lighting

  • Any available lighting

Misc

  • 1 x small low table
  • Dressing room for 2
  • Light refreshments for 2 between rehearsal and performance

 

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Mozart: Ze Komplete Hystery

Length:

65 minutes

 

 

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