Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wistariahurst to Host Family-Friendly Concert: Beethoven’s Wig

On Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm, Wistariahurst will host Beethoven’s Wig for an afternoon of family-friendly music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available online at

4x GRAMMY Award Nominee Beethoven’s Wig sings witty, and very funny lyrics set to masterpieces of classical music. As a vocal group the Wig has performed at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, the Grammy Museum, and on Rockefeller Plaza in New York City - live on the Today Show. The Wig has also toured nationally as a featured artist with symphony orchestras.

Beethoven’s Wig is the brainchild of Richard Perlmutter, the group’s creator, lyricist and lead singer. His songs have been made into animated films by Smiley Guy Studios and have won major awards at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, SNOB Film Festival, and at Anima Mundi The International Animation Festival of Brazil. Alfred Music has published two collections of his songs and choral editions, which have been sung by choral groups around the world.

At this special solo performance at Wistariahurst, Richard Perlmutter will perform Beethoven’s Wig’s most well known songs accompanying himself on piano, guitar and mandolin. He’ll also share stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works.

Beethoven’s Wig has been called one of the best introductions to classical music for children and families. But it is also a show that sophisticated classical music and comedy fans love. On stage, Perlmutter has drawn comparisons to Victor Borge, Tom Lehrer and Danny Kaye for his quick wit, songwriting genius, and vocal gymnastics. The appeal of Beethoven’s Wig can truly be called multi-generational as its wonderful mix of education, entertainment and comedy are as timeless as the music of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart itself.

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