Jon Lord’s Prague Concerto premiere

October 12, 2010

On October 24, Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will make its Prague premiere with Hungary’s Györ Philharmonic Orchestra.

The evening will offer concertgoers a chance to enjoy the many sides of Jon Lord’s classical-rock fusion. But  there are traps to be avoided, Jon Lord tells The Prague Post.

“I don’t like using the orchestra as a backing group. I like to use the orchestra as a living full entity in whatever I do. It’s sometimes difficult for me to find the right way to present a Deep Purple song with an orchestra, so I work very hard at it so that it does not appear the orchestra could be replaced, for example, by a giant synthesizer.”

Read the full interview on The Prague Post’s website.

Photo: Rasmus Heide, Kiel 2009


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