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 5, 2019
TorontoCanada

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Show Notes: 

Party with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra! Be ready for elegance and experiments spread over a progressive night of music and revelry in support of TSO education programs. Enjoy food and drink while you experience an evening interwoven with music.

Lucas Waldin, conductor

Setlist: 
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
Venue: 
The Carlu
6:30 AM
Apr 6, 2019
Freiburg im BreisgauGermany

SWR Symphony Orchestra

Show Notes: 

"A composer is a guy who forces his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the help of unsuspecting musicians."

Whether Frank Zappa understood himself more as a composer or as a rock musician, or perhaps as a satirist of the music business, depended on phases, moods, contexts and opportunities. In fact, he has written numerous instrumental works, even for larger ensemble or orchestral ensembles. Edgard Varese, Anton Webern, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Charles Ives were among his heroes of so-called e-music.

Only in Zappa's last years, thanks to a fruitful cooperation with the Ensemble Modern, some of this oeuvre came to life. In Freiburg, Wayne Marshall conducts a personal selection of works for the SWR Symphony Orchestra.

Setlist: 
Be-Bop Tango (for chamber orchestra)
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
Outrage at Valdez (for ensemble)
Peaches En Regalia (for orchestra)
Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
The Beltway Bandits
The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (for chamber orchestra)
The Perfect Stranger (for Chamber Orchestra)
Amnerika
Night School
Theme From Lumpy Gravy - Original Version
Venue: 
E-Werk Freiburg
8:00 PM
Apr 7, 2019
Freiburg im BreisgauGermany

SWR Symphony Orchestra

Show Notes: 

"A composer is a guy who forces his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the help of unsuspecting musicians."

Whether Frank Zappa understood himself more as a composer or as a rock musician, or perhaps as a satirist of the music business, depended on phases, moods, contexts and opportunities. In fact, he has written numerous instrumental works, even for larger ensemble or orchestral ensembles. Edgard Varese, Anton Webern, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Charles Ives were among his heroes of so-called e-music.

Only in Zappa's last years, thanks to a fruitful cooperation with the Ensemble Modern, some of this oeuvre came to life. In Freiburg, Wayne Marshall conducts a personal selection of works for the SWR Symphony Orchestra.be

Setlist: 
Be-Bop Tango (for chamber orchestra)
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
Outrage at Valdez (for ensemble)
Peaches En Regalia (for orchestra)
Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
The Beltway Bandits
The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (for chamber orchestra)
The Perfect Stranger (for Chamber Orchestra)
Amnerika
Night School
Theme From Lumpy Gravy - Original Version
Venue: 
E-Werk Freiburg
8:00 PM
Apr 19, 2019
Port ChesterNY, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
The Capitol Theatre
7:00 PM
Apr 19, 2019
Studio CityCA, USA

MANX!

Show Notes: 

In collaboration with the dudes from Zappa Plays Zappa:

An Evening of Interstellar Music From Frank Zappa

Jamie Kime – Loud Stick
Gergo Borlai – Membranes
Ben Thomas – Voxana & Horn
Pete Griffin – T H U M P Y
Matt Rohde – Spacetones
Billy Hulting – Mallets & Toys

Venue: 
The Baked Potato
9:30 PM
Apr 20, 2019
Rochester,NY, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Kodak Center Theater
7:00 PM
Apr 22, 2019
Red BankNJ, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Count Basie Center for the Arts
7:00 PM
Apr 24, 2019
HuntingtonNY, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
The Paramount
7:00 PM
Apr 25, 2019
CalgaryCanada

Calgary Philharmonic

Show Notes: 

Rune Bergmann, conductor

Setlist: 
Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
Venue: 
Jack Singer Hall
7:30 PM
Apr 25, 2019
CalgaryCanada

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Show Notes: 

Described as the "perfect storm of talent," CPO’s Principal Percussionist Joshua Jones headlines the first evening of the Under the Influence Festival in Gareth Farr’s Percussion Concerto. Journey into the overwhelming emotion of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, and the eclectic and impossible-to-categorize artistry of Frank Zappa — the ‘70s musical icon who melds Stravinsky, Rock & Roll, and electronic collage in his iconoclastic, time-bending compositions. 

Rune Bergmann, conductor

Venue: 
Jack Singer Hall
7:30 PM
Apr 26, 2019
BostonMA, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Boch Center - Shubert Theatre
7:00 PM
Apr 28, 2019
AlbanyNY, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Palace Theatre
7:00 PM
May 1, 2019
Wilkes-BarrePA, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
7:00 PM
May 2, 2019
CollingswoodNJ, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Scottish Rite Auditorium
7:00 PM
May 3, 2019
BaltimoreMD, USA

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
The Modell Lyric
7:00 PM
May 9, 2019
EdinburghUnited Kingdom

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Edinburgh Playhouse
8:00 PM
May 11, 2019
GatesheadUnited Kingdom

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Sage Gateshead
8:00 PM
May 12, 2019
ManchesterUnited Kingdom

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
The Bridgewater Hall
8:00 PM
May 13, 2019
BirminghamUnited Kingdom

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Symphony Hall
8:00 PM
May 14, 2019
LondonUnited Kingdom

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
The London Palladium
8:00 PM
May 16, 2019
OostendeBelgium

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
Kursaal Oostende
8:00 PM
May 17, 2019
AmsterdamNetherlands

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

Venue: 
RAI Theater, Amsterdam
8:00 PM