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New York Celebrates Peter Schickele's 75th Birthday Season

New York Celebrates Peter Schickeles 75th Birthday Season
The Rotunda at New York's Steinway Hall was filled to capacity on the evening of March 29, 2011 with fans, family, friends, music lovers--all present to celebrate and honor Peter Schickele and his music on the occasion of his 75th Birthday Season. Peter Schickele was in attendance, making the evening a magical moment.

Introduced to the audience by the renowned WQXR and WFUV radio host Robert Sherman, Peter Schickele introduced all of the works on the evening's program, and shared the behind-the-scenes stories and inspirations--some rather humorous---of each work. The program included a wide range of his solo piano and chamber works--including a tribute to P.D.Q. Bach--performed by a great roster of musicians.

Following the concert, many had the privilege of meeting him, and having him autograph copies of his music, made available through the Theodore Presser Co. to the Dowling Music Store at Steinway Hall. A wonderful time was had by all. Happy Birthday Peter Schickele!

Photo by Karen Leon