Upcoming Dates

Following are recitals and performances of FZ’s works by orchestras and ensembles. All the dates listed herein are authorized performances subject to change without notice

Apr 28, 2018
PhiladelphiaPA, USA

Orchestra 2001

Show Notes: 

THE YELLOW SHARK

Orchestra 2001 will present the Philadelphia premiere of the genre-defying 17-movement, 75-minute piece composition The Yellow Shark, by maverick American composer and rock guitarist Frank Zappa, in the 25th anniversary year of the album’s release and of Zappa’s death.

Venue: 
The Fillmore
7:00 PM
May 13, 2018
KielGermany

Theater Kiel

Show Notes: 

Freak Out! Tribute to Frank Zappa

Conductor Daniel Carlberg

Setlist: 
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
Peaches En Regalia (for orchestra)
Questi Cazzi Di Piccione
Get Whitey (for orchestra)
The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
Outrage at Valdez (for ensemble)
Be-Bop Tango (for chamber orchestra)
The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (for chamber orchestra)
The Girl in the Magnesium Dress (for chamber ensemble)
Venue: 
Konzertsaal Kieler Schloss
8:00 PM
Sep 29, 2018
ParisFrance

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Show Notes: 

ZAPPA WEEKEND - THE GRAND WAZOO

Frank Zappa, « The Grand Wazoo », s’est amusé de tout. Musicien ouvert à une très grande variété de styles, il fut l’admirateur de nombreux compositeurs du XXe siècle. Ce concert est conçu comme une expédition dans sa tête kaléidoscopique, entre esprit de satire, doo-wop et musique contemporaine.

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Pour ceux qui souhaitent explorer l'univers de l'artiste avant le concert, un atelier de préparation a lieu le samedi 29 septembre à 9h30. 

Coproduction Ensemble Intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris

Setlist: 
The Grand Wazoo
Venue: 
Philharmonie De Paris
11:00 AM
Sep 29, 2018
Long BeachCA, USA

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Show Notes: 

Eckart Preu, conductor

Setlist: 
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
Venue: 
Long Beach Terrace Theater
7:00 PM
Sep 29, 2018
ParisFrance

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Show Notes: 

ZAPPA WEEKEND - THE YELLOW SHARK

In 1984, the Ensemble Intercontemporain recorded The Perfect Stranger, a score written by Frank Zappa. Heir of Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pinscher presents a programme centred around the whimsical, mustachioed musician’s work.

Coproduction Ensemble Intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris

Setlist: 
The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (for chamber orchestra)
Naval Aviation In Art?
Dupree's Paradise
Get Whitey (for orchestra)
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
The Perfect Stranger (for Chamber Orchestra)
Venue: 
Philharmonie De Paris
8:30 PM
Sep 30, 2018
ParisFrance

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg

Show Notes: 

ZAPPA WEEKEND - 200 MOTELS - THE SUITES

A translation to the stage of 200 Motels, Frank Zappa’s wild and wonderful film exploring the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical-theatrical saga, performed for the first time in France.

Léo Warynski, conductor

Coproduction T&M, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Théâtre de Nîmes, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Les Métaboles, Philharmonie de Paris.

Venue: 
Philharmonie De Paris
4:30 PM
Oct 18, 2018
AucklandNew Zealand

New Zealand Symphony

Show Notes: 

Hamish McKeich, conductor

Setlist: 
Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
Venue: 
Shed 10
7:00 PM
Oct 19, 2018
WellingtonNew Zealand

New Zealand Symphony

Show Notes: 

Hamish McKeich, conductor

Setlist: 
Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
Venue: 
Shed 6
7:00 PM