Nashville Ballet, Ben Folds Rock Daring Collaboration - The Tennessean | The Official Ben Folds Site


May 2, 2014

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- and Ben Folds. The three names may not seem to go together. But as Nashville Ballet demonstrates with its world premiere of "The Ben Folds Project," anything can happen in Music City.

... Folds performs his new piano concerto live with the marvelous Nashville Symphony, complete with original choreography from Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling.

Perhaps best known as frontman for alt-rock band Ben Folds Five, Folds is a true piano virtuoso, playing with incredible passion and an unmistakable boyish charm. "Concerto" balances bold, pulsating rhythms with smooth romance and bluesy elements. There's even a surprising bit that includes a cacophony of cellphone ringtones.

Read more at The Tennessean.

Nashville Ballet

Photo: Karyn Kipley Photography

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