Composer and Satirist will Perform at Baylor University

Feb. 26, 2010

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Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach), composer and satirist, will perform with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, in the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Schickele's concert is the last of three Distinguished Artist Series events. The series is the School of Music's premier guest artist event.

"This series brings to campus great musicians, providing Baylor students and the surrounding community with the convenience of enjoying performances without having to travel," said Richard Veit, concert and promotions manager at Baylor University.

P.D.Q. Bach is a composer invented by Schickele as an alter ego, according to his Web site. He has used this alter ego in a 40-year career where he performs "discovered" works of this forgotten member of the Bach family. P.D.Q. is a parody of the three-part names given to members of the Bach family that are reduced to initials. PDQ stands for "pretty darn quick."

Shickele's wrote music for the National Symphony Orchestra based in Washington, DC and the Minnesota Opera to compositions for distinguished instrumentalists and singers.

He arranged music for the Disney animated feature film, Fantasia 2000, the film version of Maurice Sendak's children's classic Where the Wild Things Are and the prize-winning Silent Running.

Schickele also will perform at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor campus.

Glennis McCrary Music Building is located at 110 Bagby Ave. in Waco, Texas.

Tickets are $10 for students, senior citizens and faculty, and $15 for general admission. Tickets are available online at

For more information, contact 254-710-3571.

by Jessica Puente, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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