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Keith Emerson - His Finest Hour - 5 Sept 2015

On 17th of August at Biggin Hill , the day before the 75th anniversary of the "hardest day", Keith Emerson co-pilots a Spitfire aircraft.

Music: Abaddon's Bolero by Keith Emerson ; Beyond The Stars by Keith Emerson

"Keith had called me to tell me he was co-piloting a spitfire. I knew how important it was to him and couldn't miss it and decided to make a film of it.

This film tells the story of Keith Emerson visiting the famous Biggin Hill the day before the 75th anniversary of the ‘Hardest Day’ to co-pilot a Spitfire airplane. It includes Keith's recording of Abaddon’s Bolero and the premier of his new composition Beyond The Stars, which together provide the soundtrack of his Finest Hour. It was filmed with 2 GoPro cameras on board and with Keith also filming with my small Nikon CoolPix.

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The London Barbican Concert - Aftermath - 13 July 2015

I remember the late great Frank Zappa requesting a meeting with me in London 1969.

He was concerned at the attitude of British Orchestras. I couldn't help him much except using my limited experience to say that maybe tone down the lyrics of his songs.

"Why does it hurt when I pee?" does not go down very well with the conservative orchestras of Great Britain.

I remained a distant friend with him until he passed on.

The late Jon Lord and I were the first to amalgamate electric group and orchestra in the UK and Rick Wakeman was quick to follow on. But individually we both went about the same concept with a 'No Holds Barred" attitude and a view to widening future generation's classical attitude towards improvisation.

Bach and Beethoven were great improvisers in the UK as much as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were in the US.

The future of Prog Rock lies in the understanding of sound whatever part of the world it comes from.

As a whole, it was totally wonderful under Tjerje Mikellsen's conducting - the electronics volume were contained to acceptable limits.

And so it was obviously unsettling to deal with complaints about the volume. I wanted the orchestra to be happy and I wanted the audience to be happy.

Sound check at the concert hall saw Perspex screens being set up to shield the delicate ears of certain members of the orchestra enough to destroy sight lines of the audience and disconnect me from the orchestra.

I somehow contained myself.

They knew there would be some moments that were loud but they chose the last minute for complaints. It was after all a concert to celebrate Dr. Robert Moog.

I think the Orchestra could have been more discreet inserting earplugs and two of them leaving the stage in performance.

Just imagine that you are talking to me across a table and I have my fingers in my ears.

You would think that damn rude, right?

Well, it only took a few of The BBC Concert Orchestra to give to the audience an uncomfortable feeling.

As much as they are great musicians, a few of them behaved very unprofessionally which unfortunately may go against them and bounce against the great stuff the majority were in for.

Rock musicians don't behave like this.


Barbican Rehearsals - 07 July 2015

Everything going well with my band's rehearsals.

Thursday we blend everything together with The BBC Concert Orchestra. That's going to be fun.

At this point, I am reminded of the great composer Aaron Copland saying that the first time he heard an orchestra play his compositions, he was overwhelmed. I can understand that- although it's not the first time I've put group and orchestra together.

The majority of the works are composed by myself in co-ordination of arrangements with Kjetil Bjerkestrand and others. All conducted under the reassuring baton of Terje Mikkelsen.

Marc Bonilla presents two of his really amazing guitar-oriented pieces with orchestra as well.

And, of course my original Moog modular system will play a part in it all.


Barbican Center - 10 July 2015 - Keith Emerson: Three Fates

Barbican Rehearsals - 01 July 2015

Just attended the first run-through of the forthcoming concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra. WOW! And that's before Marc Bonilla, Travis Davis, Ralph Salmins and myself join in. The Orchestra is wonderful and Terje Mikkelsen conducting is wonderful.

More later,


Barbican Center - 10 July 2015 - Keith Emerson: Three Fates

Chris Squire

It's taken me some time to adjust to Chris's passing. I probably won't.

He was a great friend and a great musician.

God knows the grief that his family are going through – let alone Alan White and Geoff Downes and ALL of YES.
My heart goes out to them.

May God rest you in his musical heavens, Chris.

    Keith Emerson.

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Keith Emerson Trio 1963 reissue

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- Only Few Left! In store until May 22

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Rare reproduced 10-inch vinyl recorded in 1963 by 19-yr old Keith
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Keith Emerson Trio 1963

Keith Emerson appearance in London – 10 July 2015 – Barbican Center

A leading figure in progressive rock and founding member of Emerson Lake and Palmer,
Keith Emerson presents his Three Fates project.

The keyboardist and composer joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in instrumental reworkings of Emerson Lake and Palmer material alongside new compositions by Emerson. Epic strings unite virtuoso guitar and classic synth sounds in an orchestral fusion of symphonic music and prog.

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At the NAMM Show 2015 in Anaheim, CA
Keith Emerson
will be signing at the following booths on:

Friday 23 Jan – 2 pm Moog Music Inc. (Hall B - Booth# 5300, 5968)
Saturday 24 Jan – 2 pm Moog Music Inc. (Hall B - Booth# 5300, 5968)
Saturday 24 Jan – 3:15 pm KORG (Hall A - Booth#6440)

South Shore Symphony Keith Emerson
Maestro Keith Emerson

South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents

Keith Emerson's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert

The Classical Legacy of a Rock Star
Featuring: Keith Emerson

October 10 (Fri) at 8:00PM
October 11 (Sat) at 8:00PM

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York

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Tickets: $30, $45 and $55

Along with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Scott Wiley, performing the classical piece that inspired Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and the pianist Jeffrey Biegel performing Keith Emerson's "Piano Concerto No.1" ("Works Vol.1), Keith will be conducting his own composition "Glorietta Pass", orchestrated by Kjetil Bjerkestrand. The piece has never been recorded in orchestrated form. There will also be inaugural performances of the string quartet version of Keith's "Vagrant", "Soulscapes" and "A Cajun Alley" form his piano solo album, "Emerson Plays Emerson" (2002) composed by Emerson, and arranged by Kjetil Bjerkestrand.


Scott Jackson Wiley: Conductor and Music Director

Keith Emerson (arr. Kjetil Bjerkestrand): String Quartets - "Vagrant", "Soulscapes" and "A Cajun Alley"

Keith Emerson (arr. Kjetil Bjerkestrand): Glorietta's Pass (conducted by Keith Emerson)

Keith Emerson: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1977)   -  Jeffrey Biegel: Piano Soloist

Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Keith Emerson's Piano Solos - Titles: TBA

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Keith Emerson & Jeffrey Biegel
Keith Emerson & Jeffrey Biegel, Piano
Scott Wiley
Scott Jackson Wiley,
Conductor and Musical Director

A very special thanks to Wayne Lipton, President of South Shore Symphony and Cellist

20 Aug 2014 – Keith Emerson is proud to announce the re-release of a selection of his solo albums through Esoteric. Each album has been re-mastered and features extensive new liner notes.

At The Movies
3 CD Box set


Changing States




Live From Manticore Hall CD20 Aug 2014 – Welcome to Manticore Hall! Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, two of the founding members of prog legends Emerson Lake & Palmer, released their highly anticipated new CD 'Live From Manticore Hall' on July 14, 2014 on Manticore Records, via Cherry Red.

'Live From Manticore Hall' CD is available from all good retailers including:

Read the Press Release for full details including track listing.

Keith Emerson & Marc Bonilla


KEITH EMERSON BAND will perform at MOOGFEST 2014. The band will headline the evening event on Thursday, April 24th.

Keith Emerson - Keyboards
Marc Bonilla - Guitar & Vo.
Travis Davis - Bass
Joe Travers - Drums

MOOGFEST 2014   April 23-27, 2014   Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Moogfest is a 5-Day fest dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. We honor the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth

With an experimental line up of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances, this is no ordinary music festival. Moogfest welcomes futurists, thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, scientists, musicians and Moog devotees to participate in a conversation that celebrates new technology and creative expression.

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Marc Bonilla, Travis Davis, Joe TraversMarc Bonilla, Travis Davis, Joe Travers
Marc Bonilla, Travis Davis, Joe Travers


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