Frank Zappa, The Yellow Shark

Frank Zappa, The Yellow Shark


Ensemble “Giorgio Bernasconi” dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala
Kristjan Järvi
, conductor


When & where

Tuesday 24 July, 8.00 pm
Verbania, Il Maggiore



F. ZAPPA, The Yellow Shark
Première in Italy

The Dog Breath Variations; Uncle Meat; Outrage at Valdez; Times beach II (brass quintet version); The girl in the Magnesium Dress; Be-Bop tango; Ruth is sleeping (piano solo); None of the Above (string quintet); Pentagon Afternoon; Questi cazzi di piccione; Times beach III (brass quintet version); Pound for a Brown; Exercise #4; Get Whitey; G-Spot Tornado

This concert marks the première in Italy of  Frank Zappa’s  last music project, The Yellow Shark, dated 1993, issued in a CD before his death.   His use of a classical ensemble illustrates the outstanding creativity of this great American guitarist. He has no trouble tackling a contemporary piece but never loses his eclectic gift for producing a personal language that is always recognisable.  Zappa’s stature comes through in every single item of this exceptional work, the musical testament of a great artist who left us too early.


€ 20

Under 26: free entrance thanks to Fondazione Comunitaria del VCO




This concert is part of the subscription Il Maggiore (5 concerts in the theater in Verbania): € 80


This concert is part of the subscription America oggi (6 concerts): € 150




Il Maggiore - Verbania

The new Event Center Il Maggiore is located next to the library of Verbania and directly on the beautiful shores of Lake Maggiore.

Il Maggiore, Verbania