Bruce Dickinson + Paul Mann to tour Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Brazil

In 2023, the music of Jon Lord and Deep Purple will be celebrated in Brazil by Bruce Dickinson and Paul Mann at four performances of the Concerto For Group And Orchestra and more.

Jon Lord’s Concerto For Group And Orchestra was first performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Deep Purple and conducted by Malcolm Arnold at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September 1969. The piece was revived for its 30th anniversary in 1999, and Jon Lord would perform it numerous times during his later years as a solo artist. In 2011, he recorded a completely revised studio version of Concerto For Group And Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann with Bruce Dickinson on vocals.

In Brazil next year, the shows will feature onstage an 80-piece symphony orchestra assembled especially for the occasion with members of OSESP (Symphony Orchestra of the State of São Paulo) and some of the country’s main symphony groups.

Everything will be conducted by Paul Mann, who has conducted the Concerto at dozens of performances, including its historic 1999 revival at the Royal Albert Hall.

The full lineup for Brazil 2023:
Bruce Dickinson – vocals (Iron Maiden)
John O’Hara – keyboards (Jethro Tull)
Tanya O’Callaghan – bass (Whitesnake)
Kaitner Z Doka – guitar (Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
Bernard Welz – drums (Jon Lord, Don Airey)
Mario Argandonia – percussion (Jon Lord)

Dates and tickets:
April 15, 2023 – São Paulo – tickets
April 19, 2023 – Curitiba – tickets
April 21, 2023 – Rio de Janeiro – tickets
April 25, 2023 – Porto Alegre – tickets

3 thoughts on “Bruce Dickinson + Paul Mann to tour Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Brazil

  1. I don’t know that Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden’s horror/violence sleeves, is the best memory of the ‘God bless you to those of you who liked it, and God bless you to those of you who didn’t’, on the ‘Concerto’ LP sleeve on Harvest. But unfortunately omitted from the CD re-issue.

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