North Dakota’s Fargo-Moorhead Symphony will emphasize humor and the offbeat on its October 19 chamber music program entitled “Extreme Measures: Musical Curiosities, Pranks & Acrobatics.” Repertoire to be featured on the concert at the Stage at Island Park in Fargo will include two pieces by P.D.Q. Bach (aka Peter Schickele, a native of Fargo): the Mozart spoof Eine Kleine Nicht-Musik and No, No, Nonette for wind instruments and toys. Also planned are Luciano Berio’s Opus Number Zoo for wind quintet and narrator, Melvin Lauf’s Petrushka’s Ghost for 8 piccolos, and Karl Jenkins’s Palladio, the latter frequently heard in DeBeers Diamonds television commercials. In addition to its three informal chamber concerts this season, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony performs five masterworks programs at North Dakota State University’s Festival Concert Hall under Music Director Christopher Zimmerman.
Posted October 10, 2014