Jon Lord’s Prague Concerto premiere

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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