Premiere of Ben Folds’ Piano Concerto
Join us for a night out at the symphony on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m., featuring the debut of Ben Folds’ piano concerto, commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Ballet, and Minnesota Orchestra. The Symphony will also play selections from Wagner, Bartók, and Rossini.
A very limited number of tickets are available at a price of $20, so please contact Rachel Leach, Director of Community and Alumni Relations, at email@example.com to reserve your tickets.
A carpool will be leaving from Aquinas College at 6:30 p.m.
About the Concerto
From the Nashville Symphony website:
Be one of the very first to hear pop icon Ben Folds premiere his brand-new piano concerto, co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Ballet and Minnesota Orchestra. Folds will bring his knack for memorable melodies and sophisticated musicianship to the stunning sound of a full symphony orchestra. The William Tell Overture — best known as the theme of The Lone Ranger — will add to the fun, while Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde will show off the exceptional musicians in our GRAMMY®-winning orchestra.
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Ben Folds, piano
Wagner – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Bartók – Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Rossini – William Tell Overture
Ben Folds – Piano Concerto (World Premiere)