BEN FOLDS HAD "A REVELATION" ABOUT ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
April 23, 2012
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BEN FOLDS HAD "A REVELATION" ABOUT ORCHESTRAL MUSIC – SPRING ISSUE OF SYMPHONY MAGAZINE
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New York, NY (April 23, 2012) – Ben Folds discusses the impetus for his orchestral gigs in the Spring issue of Symphony, the magazine of the League of American Orchestras.
In 2004, the former youth orchestra percussionist had “a revelation” about scoring: “I realized that the songs I’ve had in my head since I was a kid had always been rooted in orchestration and then brought to life and adapted to the rock band.”
“Fast forward, and my symphony orchestra shows are becoming an important part of my career… what could be more inspiring than 80-some dedicated musicians, focusing their lives of discipline generously and passionately to create something beautiful.”
Folds’ upcoming orchestra dates include appearances with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (April 27, 2012) and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (May 25, 2012).
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