Norrlandsoperans Symfoniorkester in Umeå, Sweden continues to pick up works from the Frank Zappa "songbook". On October 22 the orchestra (under the baton of Rumon Gamba) will perform Zappa plus music by Edgard Varèse, John Adams and Igor Stravinsky.
Updated Oct. 27, 2009: The Radio Dupree staff enjoyed the radio broadcast but unfortunately the orchestra did not perform Dog Meat and Revised Music. The scores arrived too late so the orchestra did not have enough time to rehearse them properly. We got Peaches twice instead. The concert was sold out and got very good reviews in the local press.
Updated Oct. 8 & 22, 2009: Swedish Broadcasting (Sveriges Radio) plans a live broadcast of the concert nationwide on the radio channel P2 this evening, or maybe only a part of it (if so, we hope for the Zappa part).
Here are the links!
Read more about the concert here (Swedish).
Listening links - streaming live:
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On Air 7.00 - 10.30 pm Swedish/Central European Time. Check what time that is where you live using http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html?sort=1
Varèse: Octandre / Adams: Eros Piano / Stravinsky: Scherzo a la Russe / Zappa: Naval aviation in art, Revised music for low budget orchestra, Dog breath variations / Uncle Meat, G-Spot tornado, Peaches en regalia, Be-Bop Tango
The orchestra has performed Zappa's work before. A member of the Radio Dupree staff recalls an evening with Dog Breath Variations on the repertoire, and a whole bunch of Zappa pieces were performed at the Umeå Chamber Music Festival in 2003.