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 … Continue reading Jon Lord to compose concerto for Hammond and tympani
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 … Continue reading The Gigue/Bouree band rehearsal
Pictured Within http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgX9hVUD0lc Soldier of Fortune (alternative angle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJweQsRoLY The Sun Will Shine Again (rehearsal) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJweQsRoLY Wait a While http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLoitZZRoyg See also: Jon Lord pays tribute to Ronnie Dio.
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 Gigue … Continue reading Video: Jon Lord pays tribute to Ronnie Dio
Jon Lord at Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral on May 24. Many thanks to Roald Jungaard and Christer Lorich for these photos - see more:
'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. 'The evening built up from the calm and purely classical pieces from Jon Lord's latest CD To Notice Such Things via the vocal pieces from Pictured Within … Continue reading Trondheim: Fantastic concert!
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 … Continue reading Cathedral concert in Trondheim in May