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Rock music and classical music might seem like they would be completely opposed to one another. One champions outrageousness, guitars and excess, while the other oozes refinement, poise and good taste - but there are a surprisingly large number of instances where these two seemingly adversarial worlds cross over. Join us as we explore the heady combination of rock and classical!
As a member of Deep Purple Jon Lord performed his famous Concerto for Group and Orchestra over 30 times. After the original score was lost, it was recreated in 1999 and was finally recorded and released in 2012, just months after Lord passed away. Many consider the piece to be the first example of classical music and rock crossing over. This picture comes from the premiere performance with Deep Purple, and Malcolm Arnold conducting.
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