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

Jul 24, 2018
Verbania VBItaly

Accademia del Teatro alla Scala

Show Notes: 

Stressa Festival

F. ZAPPA, The Yellow Shark
Première in Italy

The Dog Breath Variations; Uncle Meat; Outrage at Valdez; Times beach II (brass quintet version); The girl in the Magnesium Dress; Be-Bop tango; Ruth is sleeping (piano solo); None of the Above (string quintet); Pentagon Afternoon; Questi cazzi di piccione; Times beach III (brass quintet version); Pound for a Brown; Exercise #4; Get Whitey; G-Spot Tornado

This concert marks the première in Italy of Frank Zappa’s last music project, The Yellow Shark, dated 1993, issued in a CD before his death. His use of a classical ensemble illustrates the outstanding creativity of this great American guitarist. He has no trouble tackling a contemporary piece but never loses his eclectic gift for producing a personal language that is always recognisable. Zappa’s stature comes through in every single item of this exceptional work, the musical testament of a great artist who left us too early.

Venue: 
Il Maggiore
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
Oct 24, 2018
Fort LauderdaleFL, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Culture Room
7:00 PM
Oct 25, 2018
MelbourneFL, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
7:00 PM
Oct 26, 2018
Bonita SpringsFL, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Southwest Florida Events Center
7:00 PM
Oct 27, 2018
Ponte Vedra BeachFL, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
7:00 PM
Oct 28, 2018
CharlotteNC, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
McGlohon Theater
7:00 PM
Oct 29, 2018
RaleighNC, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

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A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater
7:00 PM
Oct 31, 2018
AshevilleNC, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Diana Wortham Theatre
7:00 PM
Nov 1, 2018
HopewellVA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Beacon Theatre
7:00 PM
Nov 2, 2018
New YorkNY, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Beacon Theatre
7:00 PM
Nov 3, 2018
Atlantic CityNJ, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Harrah's Atlantic City
7:00 PM
Nov 4, 2018
WilmingtonDE, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

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The Queen Wilmington
8:00 PM
Nov 5, 2018
PortlandME, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

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State Theatre
8:00 PM
Nov 7, 2018
BeverlyMA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Cabot Street Cinema Theatre
8:00 PM
Nov 8, 2018
New HavenCT, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
College Street Music Hall
8:00 PM
Nov 9, 2018
PlymouthNH, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
8:00 PM
Nov 10, 2018
JonquièreCanada

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Salle Francois-Brassard
8:00 PM
Nov 11, 2018
QuébecCanada

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Palais Montcalm
8:00 PM
Nov 12, 2018
LavalCanada

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Salle André-Mathieu
8:00 PM
Nov 14, 2018
Grand RapidsMI, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Intersection
8:00 PM
Nov 15, 2018
Fort WayneIN, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
The Clyde Theatre
8:00 AM
Nov 16, 2018
ChicagoIL, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
The Vic Theatre
8:00 AM
Nov 17, 2018
MadisonWI, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Barrymore Theatre
8:00 AM
Nov 18, 2018
MinneapolisMN, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
First Avenue
8:00 AM
Nov 20, 2018
WichitaKS, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Crown Uptown Theatre
8:00 PM
Nov 21, 2018
BoulderCO, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Boulder Theater
8:00 PM
Dec 1, 2018
Los AngelesCA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
The Fonda Theatre
8:00 PM
Dec 2, 2018
San Juan CapistranoCA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
The Coach House
8:00 PM
Dec 3, 2018
Solana BeachCA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Belly Up
8:00 PM
Dec 5, 2018
Grants PassOR, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Rogue Theatre
8:00 PM
Dec 6, 2018
San FranciscoCA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
The Fillmore
8:00 PM
Dec 7, 2018
RenoNV, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Cargo : Whitney Peak Hotel
8:00 PM
Dec 8, 2018
MontereyCA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Golden State Theatre
8:30 AM
Dec 9, 2018
NapaCA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Uptown Theater
8:00 PM
Dec 12, 2018
NelsonCanada

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Capitol Theatre
8:00 PM
Dec 13, 2018
VancouverCanada

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Commodore Ballroom
8:00 PM
Dec 14, 2018
SeattleWA, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Neptune Theatre
8:00 PM
Dec 15, 2018
PortlandOR, USA

Dweezil Zappa - Choice Cuts World Tour 2018

Venue: 
Roseland Theater
8:00 PM