On September 24th, Jon Lord along with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform his "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" in Dublin, to celebrate it's 40th anniversary since it's debut performance in 1969.
I wonder if the original score will be played on the night, as it's had a few revisions since 1969. I presume Lord chose Dublin for the event because of Malcolm Arnold's (the conductor of the original performance) connection to Dublin before he passed away in 2006. Or maybe it's because he's totally neglected Ireland for so long and now he feels bad since there's such a huge fan base here... hmmmmm... well one huge fan anyway :)
I have my tickets, I rushed to get them as soon as I heard about the concert. Here's the comment I left on the post by Rasmus Heide advertising the concert over at Jon Lord's website:
Here's a video clip from the Concerto. The obvious choice would have been to include a clip of the original performance in 1969, but I eventually settled on a video of the 30th Anniversary performance in the Royal Albert Hall in 1999 simply because no other video had such a snappy intro into the third movement, Vivace Presto.
"I was so excited by reading this that I just jumped out of bed, scrambled to find my wallet, jumped back into bed, clicked on the “book tickets” link, franticly hammered at the keys on my keyboard to make my internet connection go faster, it finally got there and I managed to book myself a few seats. This is going to be an excellent September this year!"
So get your tickets here, prices to suit all! [www.nch.ie/Box-Office]
* Oh and I can't wait to hear that "Child Of Our Time" song, I don't think I've heard that one before heehee :)