Genius, unfettered

Mr. Colskey studied under Bartmouth at
the Zale Institute,
then was under
Randall Steel at
Milestone.
he was assistant conductor under
Frank Zellenstien
with the Brighton on the Hudson
Orchestra.
when Mr. Zellenstien retired in
1955
Mr. Colskey
took over the baton.
besides his directorial duties
Mr. Colskey has found time
for his own
compositions,
the best known being
the Symphony in Two Movements,
THE COFFIN, THE BURIAL,
a work of almost total
silence.
other works are the piano
sonata,
ONE FOR GRANDMA’S CANARY,
his work for solo flute,
CANARD BASE.
there is also his bit the
daring overture,
PHOTO OF A DOG’S TAIL
WAGGING.

Mr. Colskey had delighted
audiences for half a
century now.
eccentric in approach and
manner,
difficult, reproachful,
demanding.

errant at times,
still, he has left his mark
in the world of
music.
seven times married
he still presents
an ominous, stirring
and heroic
figure upon the
podium.

tonight Mr. Colskey is
to present a
World Premiere
of his tone poem,
UP YOUR ASPEN
DREAM.

parts of this introspective
score have appeared
in Mr. Colskey’s
Cello Concerto,
ANGELS ARE GREEN.

Mr. Colskey is now appearing
on stage
to the applause of the
audience
here in
Sibling Hall.

now he is facing forward.
he has taken out his
penis and is
urinating.

he finishes, zips himself
up, then walks off
stage.

Mr. Colskey had dealt us
the final, fateful
blow

as now the orchestra
strikes up and begins

Anton Bruckner’s
Symphony #6
in A Major,
without Mr.
Colskey.