You are browsing the archive for orchestra.
Frank Zappa appeared on the Steve Allen show in 1963 to perform an improvised piece for bicycle, "pre-recorded electric noises" and orchestra. Although his spot on the show was clearly intended as comedic relief, it's interesting to wonder if this kind of performance would be perceived differently today.
I was horrified to see someone walking toward me with Plexiglas panels. I immediately told the person that we don’t need them. Someone from the orchestra administration came up and said: “These are for the musicians.”