Igudesman & Joo:
A Little Nightmare Music
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
"The craziest, most hysterically funny music ever." — Vanity Fair
They’ve been compared to Victor Borge, Abbot & Costello, and the Marx Brothers, but “Mozart meets Monty Python” is how they like to describe themselves. Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo have traveled the world, transforming legendary concert halls into standing room only comedy clubs with a goofball shtick and genre-blurring musical montages that smash the stereotypes of classical music. Their wildly popular videos have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube, including a medley based on the disco hit “I Will Survive” and “Rachmaninoff Had Big Hands,” which showcases their ingenious solution for Igudesman’s very small hands. But, despite the ever-present mayhem, these classically-trained virtuoso musicians always treat the music with the utmost respect. Featuring a vacuum cleaner, a “Riverdancing” violinist, boxer shorts, Mozart, and much more, A Little Nightmare Music will fill you with sidesplitting laughter—whether you’re a classical music enthusiast or someone who runs for cover at the mere mention of Mozart.