Medieval jokester to appear in concert of musical humor

The Northern Neck Orchestra’s upcoming chamber music concert, performed by an ensemble of musicians from the orchestra, will highlight composer Richard Strauss’s musical version of a German legend, “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.”

The whimsical program, “Matching Wits with Mozart,” also will feature the musical humor of Beethoven, Haydn, Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart and P.D.Q. Bach. The program will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. 

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the door or www.northernneckorchestra.org. Students are admitted at no charge. Concertgoers are requested to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.

The orchestra’s Eric Jacobson said that Strauss’ popular tone poem, abridged for quintet, represents the career of a legendary medieval prankster who….

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