Bay Area Reporter


Since 1971, the newspaper of record for the San Francisco Bay Area Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.

1984 June 21

Vol. 14 No. 25


Berkeley Symphony Does Zappa
By Peter Keane, pp 30, 32

Frank Zappa’s performances in conjunction with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra last weekend were indeed as billed: a multi-media event. Possibly a little too multi for my taste because the busyness of the pup pets, dancers, and props did not seem to adequately enhance the music being presented. Rather, the stage business (busyness?) detracted from Zappa’s modern orchestral work. (read more)