Bogus Pomp Orchestra Performs the Music of Frank Zappa at the Palladium Tonight

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Tonight, September 20, 2014 the Bogus Pomp Orchestra will be performing the music of Frank Zappa at The Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. Bogus Pomp has been the preeminent local band doing Zappa's music for twenty years. In 1999 and 2000 Bogus Pomp played joint concerts with The Florida Orchestra for two sold out performances at Mahaffey Theater and also played in NY with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2003 and 2004 Bogus Pomp adopted a chamber orchestra format which featured the ten players in Bogus Pomp along with fifteen members of The Florida Orchestra. It is this format that will be featured tonight, September 20.

Bogus Pomp is led by guitarist Jerry Outlaw and the entire orchestra will be conducted by Dr. William Wiedrich. The arrangements were specially written for the Bogus Pomp Orchestra by Tom Trapp and will feature some of Zappa's most interesting compositions as well as very beautiful medleys. The Bogus Pomp Orchestra won "Best Music Event" award of the year by Creative Loafing in both 2003 and 2004. While some rock bands around the world pay tribute to Zappa, it is even more rare for an orchestral event of Zappa's music such as this to happen anywhere.

"Frank Zappa's music has been a life's work for me and doing a show like this is so very special. It is the culmination of hard work by many people who simply love the music. In the last two decades, Bogus Pomp truly has become an institution of musical excellence and artistic daring," states Jerry Outlaw.

"We are honored that the Bogus Pomp Orchestra chose the Palladium to host this rare event. It is something that any hall in the world would be proud to be associated with," said Damon Dougherty, Palladium Operations Manager.

On Friday night there will be a related event with a $5 charge:

BEHIND THE GARAGE DOOR: Antics, anecdotes, pictures and music from the 1978-79 Zappa World Tour with former Zappa sound engineer Guy Bickel - Take a behind the scenes, personal picture slide show tour with Guy way back to the days between the Sheik Yerbouti and Joe's Garage albums. Who actually came up with, "Why does it hurt when I pee?" Was there really a Crew Slut? And, what the hell is a Kaufman 78 Special? Answers with photos and music and more, when you visit with us, Behind the Garage Door on the Friday night before the concert, September 19, also at The Palladium.



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