Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

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Jon Lord to compose concerto for Hammond and tympani

October 17, 2010


Among his many upcoming projects, Jon Lord has been commissioned to compose a concerto for Hammond organ and orchestra and with special parts for tympani.

The piece will be premiered with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with Tom Vissgren on tympani in Oslo, Norway in the Spring of 2012.

– It is basically a concerto for Hammond and an orchestra with a very virtuoso tympany part, explains Jon Lord.

– Tom Vissgren and I had become acquaintances, and he had asked me if I would write a tympany concerto. I said ‘I am not up to writing a tympany concerto but how about this…’

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The Gigue/Bouree band rehearsal

July 13, 2010

These two video gems show Jon Lord rehearsing Gigue and Bouree with only a rhythm section.

Jon Lord will usually begin new rehearsals with only the band present and later add the orchestra. This is a glimpse into that process.

The clips are from Trondheim, May 22 and shows Martin Axenrot on drums, Martin Mendez on bass (both from Opeth) and Magnus Johansen on keys (from VbeforeU) rehearsing with Jon Lord.

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More video from Trondheim

June 8, 2010

Pictured Within

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Video: Jon Lord pays tribute to Ronnie Dio

May 28, 2010

At last weekend’s concert in Trondheim, Norway, Jon Lord dedicated a version of The Sun Will Shine Again to Ronnie Dio who died on May 16.

The song was originally sung by Abba’s Frida, but in Trondheim Nathalie Lorichs handled the vocals. Watch this and other Trondheim clips here:

The Sun Will Shine Again

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Pictured in Trondheim

May 26, 2010

Jon Lord at Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral on May 24.


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Trondheim: Fantastic concert!

May 24, 2010


‘Fantastic concert at the cathedral last night!’

Trond J Strøm writes about Jon Lord’s concert at Trondheim’s Nidaros cathedral. It concluded with a dedication to Ronnie James Dio.

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Cathedral concert in Trondheim in May

April 6, 2010

Updated April 8


Sunday May 23 will see Jon Lord back in Trondheim, Norway. He will return to Trondheim’s imposing Nidaros Cathedral to play with a 16-piece string section consisting of members from the Trondheim Soloists and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

The evening’s program is still not finalised, but expect to hear Jon Lord on piano playing some of his solo pieces, possibly even from his new album, To Notice Such Things.

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