Rainer Hersch & Orchestra

Rainer Hersch & Orchestra

Interactive Musical Comedy

Synopsis

In daytime presentations the conductor-entertainer shows what businesses can learn from the orchestra. In cabaret the ‘classical music hooligan’ romps from New World to Carmina Burana (and other ad tunes), with audience members taking up the baton. Rainer performs in German, French, Spanish... and English.

Biography

Rainer Hersch is a seriously talented conductor, motivator and entertainer. He tackles the difficult questions head-on, like 'What do conductors actually do?'

Rainer is a self-styled classical music hooligan. Whether performing solo or accompanied by a gifted but slightly eccentric orchestra, he takes the audience on a hilarious musical odyssey. Along the way he demolishes myths and lampoons such greats as the William Tell Overture and Dvorak's New World Symphony.

The show climaxes with a rendition of Carmina Burana, known to the cognoscenti as one of the greatest advertising tunes of all time. Rainer encourages the audience to join in, singing complete gibberish at the top of their voices. This results in a sound remarkably close to the original.

Orchestral performances can include a participative element, in which three carefully selected audience members are invited onto the podium to try their hand conducting instantly recognisable tunes – usually with unrecognisable results.

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