Zappa Concerts


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Zappa's Radical Classical Roots

World Cafe Live
Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 7:00 pm

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Celebrating Frank Zappa's The Yellow Shark

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
There will be an informal pre-concert panel discussion at 6:30 pm.

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Orchestra 2001 presents the Philadelphia premiere of the genre-defying compositions from The Yellow Shark, in the 25th anniversary year of the album’s release and of Zappa’s death. The 16 pieces that comprise this program were described by Zappa as the best representation of his orchestral works. In a program at World Cafe Live the week before, Orchestra 2001 pairs Zappa’s chamber music with contemporary classical composers who were most influential to his development: Edgard Vare╠Çse, Anton Webern, Igor Stravinsky, and Pierre Boulez.

Major support has been provided by
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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