Former DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Compose Music For Henley Festival Youth Orchestra

According to the Henley Standard, former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord will compose a piece of music for the Henley Festival Youth Orchestra.

Lord, a patron of the festival where the 70-piece orchestra will perform his work on Saturday, July 9, he visited the Trinity Primary School in Henley over the weekend to see some of the young musicians rehearsing.

He said: "I was asked to write a little piece for the young performers and I thought that seemed like a great idea."

He added, "I very much liked what I saw [during rehearsal]. To play together in an orchestra well takes many years of practice and these guys are just the first few steps along that road. Some are a little further ahead than others but they will all get there and it's great to see.

"It's the collaborative side of things that is so important. Everyone is playing their part and it's only when they all work together that the best music is made. That's what it's all about, really."

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