Concerto veteran to oversee Scottish premiere

Jon Lord and Scottish trumpeter John Wallace come full circle next month, writes Scotland’s Evening Times.

In 1969 mr. Wallace played trumpet for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was part of the world premiere of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Now John Wallace is principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), and will be in the audience when 70 of his students perform Jon Lord’s Concerto in Edinburgh on October 5.

A group of rock students will perform Deep Purple’s original parts of the Concerto. A spokeswoman for the RSAMD explained to Evening Times:

– Jon Lord has been doing a lot of work with the rock students at Stevenson College. They have been practising with him since April but will only get the chance to go into what will be a very strict rehearsal a week before the production.

Read the full article: Stage is set for a rock classic

Read also: Deep Purple rock all ages – the music lives on with new players

Photos: © 2009 Newsquest Ltd.

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