Igudesman and Joo, Tim Lihoreau and the LPO rock Classic FM

11 September 2014, 17:22

Igudesman and Joo: 'I Will Survive'

The classical comedy duo's exclusive live session for Classic FM, featuring members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra - and Tim Lihoreau on guest vocals.


Exclusive: Musical comedians Igudesman and Joo, Classic FM presenter Tim Lihoreau and members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra squeezed in to our studio to play a live session.

Violinist Aleksey Igudesmann and pianist Hyung-ki Joo played a classical version of the pop hit I Will Survive, which included a rare vocal performance by Classic FM presenter Tim Lihoreau in a Superman T-shirt and strings and percussion from LPO performers. 

The rehearsal

Igudesman and Joo arrived at Classic FM fresh off a flight from the US. Heroically shaking off the jet lag, they went straight into rehearsals.


Igudesman and Joo's version of I Will Survive requires large amounts of energy and headbanging.  

Joo headbanging 

The interval

And the best way to replace all that energy? Delicious fish and chips.

All By Myself

Refreshed and ready to record, Igudesman and Joo gave renditions of All By Myself...  

Igudesman and Joo: 'All By Myself'

Aleksey Igudesman and Richard Hyung-ki Joo brought their unique brand of classical comedy to Classic FM ahead of their UK tour with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


Maria of Springfield

...and a medley that mixed The Simpsons theme tune with songs from the musical West Side Story.

Igudesman and Joo: The Simpsons/West Side Story

Classical comedy duo Aleksey Igudesman and Richard Hyung-ki Joo play a medley of music from West Side Story, as you've never heard it before.


Igudesman and Joo begin their 'Big Nightmare Music' tour with the LPO on 15 September in London before moving on to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. 


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