Gareth Edwards of Scotsman.com reports:
As music teachers go, he has to be one of the coolest in town. DEEP PURPLE legend Jon Lord will be taking a group of budding Edinburgh rock stars under his wing as they prepare for a special performance of one of his seminal works. The six local students, aged between 16 and 22, will be playing with Lord, as well as the Scottish Philharmonic orchestra and students from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Glasgow, next year.
It is thought to be the first time his rock/classical composition "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" has been performed in Scotland.