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Bach’s recital has bark and bite

Canines, costumes and cash for scholarships are all expected for Sunday’s 3 p.m. premiering of the PDQ Bach recital in the Whitehead Auditorium.

This satirical concert is a fundraising effort to raise money for students in the music department.

It is free with ID for VSU students. For anyone else interested in watching this musical, the tickets are available at the door for $10.

According to a press release emailed by Dr. Susan Eischeid, professor of music, this recital will unveil faculty and student performers from the music department, the university and special guests from the community.

There will be a few surprises for the guests.

“We will see some surprise animal performances to unusual concert ethic and attire,” Tyler Johnson, bassoonist, said.

The song that the concert follows is called the “Octoot.”

Bach’s piece, the Wachet Auf will become the “Wachet Arf” as it is to be sung by dogs. Other such acts in the concert will be singing a brass quintent and a woodwind octet.

There will also be an interpretive dance spoof and some surprise instruments being played by guests of prominence from the Valdosta community.

Nancy Warren says that she and the other guest will be playing the “banned” instruments, which refers to unorthodox instruments not often played in concerts like the kazoo.

“The concert should be a hilarious musical event that results in laughter and scholarships for students,” she says.

The concert itself was made by a twentieth century musical satirist by the name of Peter Schickle and is the fictional work of the Baroque era composer Bach’s fictional son.

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