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  • Apr 14, 2014
    “Orchestras do rock,” Ben Folds said toward the end of his performance with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall on Saturday night. But by that time, he’d already spent the better part of two hours proving that. ... The centerpiece of the concert’s first half was Folds’ newly written piano concerto. ... Folds performed its first movement, which he said is designed to “kick ass” before giving way to a more sedate second movement and then going out with a bang during the third. More than anything, he seems determined not to reinvent the wheel in terms of composition. The piece draws Read more»
  • Apr 11, 2014
    Ben Folds has a notion that may help orchestras around the world draw new ticket buyers. "People, this will get you laid," the renowned alt-rock pianist declares. Folds, who performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra April 12 and 13 as part of its Live at Powell Hall series, has made his respect for orchestras known throughout his career. But this idea of chamber music leading to sexytime is new to us. "It's the best place to take anyone on a date. It's perfect," Folds insists. "It's not loud as shit, you're not talking over each other, you're seated and you can make a move under the Read more»
  • Apr 08, 2014
    Ben Folds has announced that he will play at Bicentennial Pavilion at Columbus Commons in Columbus, OH, on June 21st. Tickets will be available through a pre-sale starting Wednesday, April 9th at 10 a.m. EDT. Visit for more details. In addition, pre-sales will begin April 9th at 10 a.m. PDT for Ben Folds' concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, to be held on September 5th and 6th. Please visit to access pre-sales for those shows. Read more»
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