News

Deep Purple Man Premiers Classical Tribute

Deep Purple Man Premiers Classical Tribute

Heavy metal veteran [b]Jon Lord[/b] premiered a brand new classical piece at Durham Cathedral to celebrate the city's University's birthday on Saturday (October 20).

The co-founder of [b]Deep Purple[/b] and member of [b]Whitenake[/b] created a six-part musical piece entitled 'Durham Concerto' as a tribute to Durham University's 175th birthday.

Perfomed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Mischa Darmev, Jon Lord himself performed on Hammond organ.

The six connected parts, which lasted just over hour in total represented difeferent parts of a day in Durham.

Jon Lord, a classically trained musician and composer quit Deep Purple in 2002 to concentrate on creating more classical music.

Pic credit: Redferns


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...