Ben Folds with the San Francisco Symphony

Singer-songwriter-pianist-storytelling showman Ben Folds joins the San Francisco Symphony to perform hits from his career as a solo artist and as frontman for alt-pop group Ben Folds Five. The extraordinarily creative Folds has earned a stellar reputation for his live performances with orchestra, fusing the catchy melodies of pop music with the power of a full orchestra to create an unforgettable concert experience. An engaging artist, brimming with spontaneity, wit, and soul, Folds appears at Davies Symphony Hall for just one night—and it’s a night you won’t want to miss.


Conductor/Performers

Donato Cabrera

conductor

Ben Folds

vocals and piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Ben Folds

Selections from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

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"In some ways, it won't be any different than touring [solo or with Ben Folds Five]," he says. "And that's kind of my point. Music is made by human beings for human beings and I think we do ourselves a disservice by not seeing it performed the best that it can by a symphony orchestra or the best that it can by a pop group." Read more of Ben Folds's interview about his new classical performances at HitFix.com.

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  1. Mon, May 19, 2014 at 7:30pm

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