Evans Mirageas The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera and V.P. For Artistic Planning and Operations, The Atlanta Symphony _____________ "There was a time, not long ago when ‘humor in music’ was a part of every presenter’s season. Classical comedic giants walked among us including Victor Borge, Anna Russell, PDQ Bach and Gerard Hoffnung. What made them beloved was a canny combination of great musical skill and terrific comedic timing. They weren’t making fun of classical music. On the contrary, they all had an ability to make us love music all the more through laughter at the idiosyncrasies of performers and composers.
Though the Borges and the Russells have passed, we still have a handful of concert comedians who delight, entertain and enlighten all at the same time. At the top of my personal list is Duo Baldo. Their antics skewer the sacred cows of the classics, but with a deep affection for what made us all fall in love with music in the first place. You don’t need a musicology degree to enjoy their show. You just need to want an evening that will make you smile, make you laugh and remind you that classical music is food for the spirit." Bettina Swigger Executive Director, The Festival Mozaic _____________ "Duo Baldo is one part virtuoso, one part skilled physical comedy and one part classical music satire. We’ve booked them twice, by popular demand! Brad is a wizard on the violin, and Aldo is a comic genius at the piano. The audience loves them!"