Godfrey, Ill. – What do the musical compositions “Three Teeny Preludes,” “Little Pickle Book” and “Four Folk Song Upsettings” have in common? They all are credited to the musical genius and humor of Professor Peter Schickele — known for decades as the fictitious and zany composer P.D.Q. Bach.
Fans and those looking for a good laugh should plan to attend the next Brown Bag Salon, “It’s Okay to Laugh,” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the Ringhausen Music Building atrium, featuring the wackiness of P.D.Q. Bach’s classical music parodies.
The lunch-hour entertainment will feature Pianist Barbara Kramer and Mezzo Soprano Susan Parton Stanard performing Schickele’s satirical compositions, along with Barbara McHugh and Gail Drillinger, who will demonstrate their aptitude on such instruments as the schlagenfrappe, ocarina, pastaphone and musical pickle.
Bring your lunch and sense of humor and enjoy this free entertainment offered by Lewis and Clark Community College’s Music Department.
As always, admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information regarding this event or other music department events, please call the music office at (618) 468-4731.