GREAT DEALS: Show your Euphony ticket or ticket receipt at Forno 301 (just down the street from Central Methodist) on October 13 or 14 and get 10% off your bill. Do the same at Fa-Me Caffe on October 14 and get 20% off! So you can go to dinner or brunch and then catch a terrific concert!

 
 

Saturday, October 13   7:30 p.m
Central United Methodist Church 1875 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

PURCHASE TICKETS for Saturday

Sunday, October 14    3:00 p.m.
Megaphone PHX 4700 N Central Ave #112, Phoenix, AZ 85012

PURCHASE TICKETS for Sunday

Ticket prices:

Advance: $20 (plus fees). Families (2 adults; 2 accompanying children under 18) $50.

At the door: $25. Families (2 adults; 2 accompanying children under 18) $60.

Watch this space for news of a concert in spring 2019.

OKTOBERFEST

Love songs...waltzes...polkas...it's October, and we're celebrating.

We present the beloved Liebeslieder Walzer (Lovesong Waltzes), opus 52, by Johannes Brahms...

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...and the hilarious Liebeslieder Polkas by PDQ Bach.

 

Featuring pianists Nathan Arch and Taylor Hutchinson and a vocal ensemble of ASU alumni. Visit ABOUT US to learn more about the personnel.

Brahms wrote the Liebeslieder Walzer (Love-song Waltzes) in the late 1860s; they were first performed in January of 1870. The charming texts are by Georg Friedrich Daumer; some are loosely based on poetry by the medieval Persian writer Hafez. They are scored for vocal quartet (or small chorus) and two pianists at one keyboard. Unusually light-hearted for Brahms, these delightful bonbons demonstrate a remarkable range of possibility within the simple form of the waltz, a 3/4-time dance in two parts. Remarkably for Brahms, only a few of the songs refer even obliquely to the pain of lost love; most deal with desire and its fulfillment.

PDQ Bach is the nom de plume (or perhaps nom de guerre) of the composer Peter Schickele. His Liebeslieder Polkas are settings of familiar English lyrics, mostly from the seventeenth century: To His Coy Mistress (“Had we but world enough and time…”), To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (“Gather ye rose-buds while ye may…”), The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (“Come live with me and be my love…”), and so on. The madrigal-like texts lend themselves to playful settings in which PDQ Bach/Schickele imitates many styles and genres. This music is for piano five hands…so watch for a mystery guest…or be prepared to help!