Orchestra En Regalia – Praha Style

We had the chance to see the Frank Zappa event at the Prague Proms this weekend. It was kinda fun!

Here's the spiel:

The Zappa Family Trust and Columbia Artist Management are proud to present Musics by Frank Zappa - Orchestra En Regalia on Saturday June 18 at Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinium, Prague, as part of the PROMS Prague 12th Annual International Music Festival. The performance will feature Joe Travers (Drums), Scott Thunes (Bass), Jamie Kime (Guitar) and Ian Underwood (Piano) with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, and Sarah Hicks, Conductor. 

The program will include performances of: 
DUPREE'S PARADISE 
WHILE YOU WERE ART II 
BOGUS POMP 
G-SPOT TORNADO 
RDNZL 
THE BLACK PAGE / drums solo by Joe Travers 
THE BLACK PAGE #1 
LITTLE HOUSE I USED TO LIVE IN / piano solo by Ian Underwood 
MARQUESON'S CHICKEN 
THE DOG BREATH VARIATIONS, orchestration approved by FZ 
MOGGIO 
STRICTLY GENTEEL

And, naturally, PEACHES EN REGALIA.

Franks' daughter, Diva made a tearful appearance and thanked everyone for their continued interest in FZ's music. The place was packed, so one hopes there'll a similar event upcoming sometime in the future.

The event was filmed on Czech TV, so scoot over to Youtube at some point to catch the action. Trey's at the front row, in his trademark Hawaiian shirt. The rest of us were in the cheap seats.

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