Jon Lord to compose concerto for Hammond and tympani

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

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The Gigue/Bouree band rehearsal

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

Cathedral concert in Trondheim in May

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