In 1998, the britten sinfonia did a three-concerts series called "Frank
Zappa and the Fathers of Invention".
In 2000, they did another concert where they performed a number of Zappa compositions.
Nov 18, 2015 saw the Britten Sinfonia perform another two Zappa pieces.
"frank zappa and the fathers of invention"
2000/11/30 cambridge corn exchange, cambridge, uk - conductor rumon gamba with helen crayford: piano
zappa: outrage at valdez
zappa: ruth is sleeping
zappa: orange county lumber truck
zappa: g-spot tornado
adams: grand pianolo music
random notesFrom: Martin Gregorie (email@example.com)
Example: EM sort of use G-Spot as a sig tune - The Britten Sinfonia seem to use The Black Page (statistically dense version) the same way and play the hell out of it.
They're called The Zappatistas, and the they're described in the festival leaflet as 'a top band of musicians (and fans of the man [ie Zapp]) led by the guitarists' guitarist John Etheridge.'
Subject: Zappa in Cambridge, England
Last week (Feb12, 98) I saw The Perfect Stranger performed here in Cambridge, England, the first of a series of 3 concerts featuring FZ's music. The next one has previously unheard arrangements (by the orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia) of such as 'Uncle Meat'/'Dog Breath' and 'Little House I used to live in'.
Subject: Britten Sinfonia Play Zappa
I assume all you UK hardcore FZ fraternity will be attending the concert on the 30th Nov at Cambridge Corn Exchange. They do a hell of a rendition of Gspot and Dog Breath. If you left it to late there's another one due in Feb. See this: http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cornex/fastforwardcall.html
November 18, 2015, Britten Sinfonia & Eddie Gomez will be performing a couple of Zappa pieces as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival:
Legendary bass player Eddie Gomez joins Britten Sinfonia in this programme as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
A leading member of Bill Evans’ band, Gomez has been working with composer Simon Bainbridge on a new work which will feature Gomez improvising alongside the orchestra. The concert is completed by a rich programme of jazz inflected music by Stravinsky, Zappa and Milhaud.
Programme & Performers
Zappa arr. Cashian Igor’s Boogie
Stravinsky Ragtime for 11 instruments
Zappa Perfect Stranger
Bill Evans arr Ogermann Symbiosis (Part II)
Milhaud La Creation du Monde
Simon Bainbridge & Eddie Gomez New work (world premiere)
Kristjan Järvi conductor
Steven Osborne piano
Eddie Gomez double bass