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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Igudesman and Joo's Performance in Tucson Looks Great! {A Giveaway}

Classical music plus silly comedy  (a bit different);
Family Friendly, KIDS TICKETS only $10 with an adult ticket
ARTISTS  Purchase Tickets HERE

Hyung-ki Joo, piano
Aleksey Igudesman, violin

If Trey Parker and Matt Stone played the violin and piano, if Penn and Teller performed music instead of magic, and if Seth Macfarlane had a twin, they would be the brilliantly outrageous Igudesnam & Joo.

Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-Ki Joo are the inventive comic duo whose hilarious mix of music, pop culture and pures zaniness has won them fans of all ages and cultures worldwide. As evidence, their YouTube sketches have attracted close to 40 million viewers.

Highly trained musicans, their inspired silliness can start with Rachmaninoff or Liszt and find its way through martial arts, movie classsics, rock, hip hop, folk, heavy metal and disco, step dancing and Monty Python's Ministry of Sillly Walks. Igudesman & Joo share the subversive comedic sensibilites of such influences as "South Park," SNL, Ricky Gervais and the "Portlandia" team.

As an antidote to most concerts, Igudesman and Joo transform the concert stage into a musical Pee-Wee's Playhouse, where the three Bs can be Bach, Beethoven and Bond, James Bond. Igudesman and Joo don't just play the violin with a vibrating milk frother or use wood blocks to tickle the ivories, they do it with dazzling virtuosity, The result, as Vanity Fair puts it : "the craziest, most hysterically funny music ever."

Ultimately, Igudesman and Joo often quote the motto they hyave tattooed on their biceps. "We are nver making fun of music. We are having fun with music." All right, they don't have the tattoos but they do believe, as their hero Victor Borge said, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
For Igudesman and Joo, music simply provides the vehicle. 

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