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An Orchestral Puzzler

(Iconoclasts David Bowie, Philip Glass & Frank Zappa at the KSO)

7:30  Saturday, November 12, 2022   —  **VIRTUAL ACCESS PASS AVAILABLE THROUGH NOVEMBER 13, 2022  (Watch anytime for the next 60 days).

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When pop music traverses into the symphonic realm, it is often the iconoclast making the foray. Frank Zappa certainly went his own way with his brand of rock music, and he left his final imprint in 1992 with a collection of short symphonic works under the banner The Yellow Shark. 1970s & ‘80s glam rocker/composer David Bowie and musician/producer Brian Eno penned instrumental works and teamed up with minimalist composer Philip Glass, who took their songs and incorporated them into his “Low” Symphony and “Heroes” Symphony (named after Bowie albums). Experiencing performances of any of these works live is a rare event anywhere on the planet. Don’t miss them in Northern Kentucky.

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Frank Zappa “Peaches and Regalia”  

Frank Zappa

Philip Glass, David Bowie, Brian Eno “Subterraneans” from the Low Symphony   (Tri-state premiere)

David Bowie

David Bowie

Philip Glass







Selections from The Yellow Shark   (Tri-state premiere) 

Dog Breath Variations
Outrage At Valdez,
BeBop Tango
Pentagon Afternoon
Get Whitey
G-spot Tornado

“Abdulmajid” from the Heroes Symphony (Tri-state premiere)

Zappa “Strictly Genteel” 


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