Rainer Hersch, Omid Djalili and friends.. April Fool's Day comedy concert for Alzheimer's Society

Rainer Hersch presents: 
An April Fool’s Day Comedy Concert, 
in aid of Alzheimer’s Society 
at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Rainer Hersch (conductor, host)
Omid Djalili (comedian, bongos)
James Rhodes (piano)
Mark Holland (baritone)
London Phoenix Players

Programme includes:

Elgar: Land of Hope and Glory (improved)
Rossini: Largo al factotum (‘translated’)
Mozart: G Minor Symphony (abbreviated)
Plus everything from Postman Pat to bongo playing like you have never heard.

After his smash hit ‘Classic Relief’, part of Comic Relief 2009, Rainer Hersch “the world’s first classical music hooligan” (The Sun) brings together comedian Omid Djalili ( with stars of the classical world for another evening of comedy and great music. Whether you are a music professor or couldn’t tell a string quartet from a string vest, this is the show for you.

Rainer Hersch is a comedian and conductor well known to BBC audiences for his many appearances – including as a regular guest on Loose Ends, Quote…Unquote and, most recently, winner of a special celebrity edition of Counterpoint. From St Petersburg to Tasmania, he has led orchestras in performances combining stand-up comedy and music - hosting, conducting and cajoling both musicians and audience to bring off "the near-impossible - making a classical symphony concert the coolest and funkiest show in town" (Canada Globe and Mail).

His show Rainer Hersch’s Victor Borge is currently delighting audiences at the Jermyn St Theatre until March 31st.

Press reviews of previous concerts

“…the funniest thing I have ever seen.
No.1 Hit of the Year”
Time Out

“One of the top ten events worldwide”

“This is classical music comedy at its very best”
BBC Radio 4

An April Fool’s DayConcert

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road

Box Office: 0844 847 9910

Sunday April 1 at 4.00pm

£40.00, £35.00, £25.00, £15.00