LCO perform UK premiere of Frank Zappa’s ‘The Yellow Shark’ at the Roundhouse
Friday 6 August 2010
Friday 5 November 2010, 7.30pm
The Yellow Shark, the last album to be released before Zappa’s death in 1993, is a collection of compilations written for chamber orchestra including G-Spot Tornado, Dog Breath Variations, Get Whitey and Be-Bop Tango. This is a unique opportunity to hear all the available transcribed works in one performance from the LCO conducted by Hugh Brunt, under the watchful eye of Ali N. Askin, the arranger of the original Yellow Shark recording made by Ensemble Modern.
Gail Zappa makes a rare and much anticipated appearance to introduce this celebration of Frank Zappa’s amazing music and incredible influence on musicians from all genres. Gail will talk about the challenges and pleasures of being married to one of the 20th century’s most prolific and greatest composers. As a champion of copyright and licensing protection, and guardian of Frank Zappa’s legacy, Gail and The Zappa Family Trust have made possible the Roundhouse’s Frank Zappa – 70th Birthday Celebration.
Tickets: £10 – £25
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