Listen: Aurora Orchestra Presents Frank Zappa and Philip Glass Premiere

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On Saturday, August 10, Q2 Music at the Proms featured a performance by the Aurora Orchestra led by conductor Nicholas Collon. The ensemble makes its BBC Proms debut with two works by American composer and performer Frank Zappa: The Adventures of Greggery Peccary, his self-described "twisted sort of musical fairy tale," and G-Spot Tornado, in a 70-piece orchestration by Ali N Askin.

Conlon Nancarrow's comically wild Study for Player Piano No. 7 and the UK premiere of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 10 rounded out the evening's high-flying, boisterous program.


Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff): Study for Player Piano No. 7
Frank Zappa (orch. Ali N. Askin): G-Spot Tornado
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 10
Frank Zappa (orch. Ali N. Askin): The Adventures of Greggery Peccary

Q2 Music at the Proms streams Saturdays at 7 pm from July 20 to September 9 on Q2 Music. On-demand audio will be available for 7 days after the initial webcast.