Interview: Music is communication

Jon Lord and the Philharmonic Orchestra Hagen: Concerto for Group and Orchestra Hits like “Smoke on the water” and “Here I go again” made him and his band famous all over the world: Jon Lord, founding member and ex-keyboardplayer with Deep Purple. Already in 2008 he worked with the Philharmonic Orchestra Hagen. The outcome was … Continue reading Interview: Music is communication

Review: His Lordship asked to ba-roque

Ex-Deep Purple keyboardplayer Jon Lord performed the symphonic “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” in the Grugahalle. The audience thanked with standing ovations. As the last tunes of the encore “Child in Time” faded, the 1900 listeners in the theatre-style Grugahalle got up for another standing ovation. If it had been for the most people, the … Continue reading Review: His Lordship asked to ba-roque

Review: Wildly staged mix of genres

“Concerto for Group and Orchestra”: Jon Lord’s fusion of rock and classical music. Essen, February 3, 2009 - interview below Besides Pink Floyd, Deep Purple were one of the most creative bands out of Britain. Their first songs could be ascribed to the pop genre – but already contained single classical quotations. Together with Jon … Continue reading Review: Wildly staged mix of genres