Last night saw the premiere of the 50th anniversary performances of Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Quebec, Canada. Newspaper reviews indicate emotions running high, a mass of musical mastery and a splendid evening had by all. See link to reviews below. Conductor Paul Mann, usually not a man prone to spiritual encounters, recalls the … Continue reading Quebec first night: Un concerto électrisant!
In Quebec Canada, preparations for two sold out performances of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra this week are coming to an end. Featuring the Orchester Symphonique de Québec conducted by Paul Mann, the vocal parts will be sung by Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson with the Paul DesLauriers Band taking on the original group … Continue reading Concerto gearing up for its 50th
This weekend, Jon Lord's To Notice Such Things features in the Boulder Philharmonic’s concert “Gritty/Pretty” held at Macky Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado near Denver this Saturday October 12. Boulder Phil music director Michael Butterman says that he heard the piece while driving, and was so taken with the music that he stopped to find out what … Continue reading To Notice Such Things in rare Colorado performance
Tickets for the 50th anniversary performances of Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Quebec, Canada on November 21 sold out in one day. A second show has now been added. More details
UPDATE: A second show has been added on November 22 as the first one sold out immediately. Ticket link below. - - - North American fans of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra are in for a special treat this November. Conducted by Paul Mann and with special guest Bruce Dickinson on vocals, the … Continue reading 50th anniversary of Concerto for Group and Orchestra – updated
October 26 sees the 6th annual Jon Lord memorial concert in Warsaw. This year, guests include Doogie White, one of the singers Jon used for his solo concerts and previously also known from Rainbow and Michael Schenker Group. Watch Doogie sing Perfect Strangers with Jon in 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAsWzpgR-nw Full info and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1269438543171752
Bergheim near Cologne in Germany is the place to be for fans of Jon Lord's music this Friday. The town will host its second Tribute to Jon show featuring musicians who played with Jon. Put together by keyboard player Matin Doepke, the concept was first premiered in 2014, when a competent cast of musicians performed classics and gems like Sarabande, … Continue reading Cologne Again, Tribute to Jon
Last night in New York, a classic 1970s image of Jon Lord adorned the backdrop as Deep Purple was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Present at the induction were Ian Paice, Jon Lord's wife Vicky Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan (see photo below) together with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. Also inducted were Ritchie Blackmore and original singer … Continue reading Jon Lord enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Deep Purple