from the website:"Frank Zappa was one of the most prolific and inventive American composers. Although famous as a rock'n'roll guitarist and bandleader, he considered himself first and foremost a composer of orchestral music. Completely self-taught, he learned to write for orchestra by listening to recordings of his favorite composers. Red will play music by some of Zappa's inspirations, including Varese, Stravinsky, and Webern. In the second half of the concert you will hear four of Zappa's most inventive orchestral works. Joining Red for this extraordinary concert will be several young musicians from the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and Cleveland's 16-year-old piano prodigy Jerry Lang, performing as soloist in Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments. "
Added by sspivack on September 19, 2006