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.
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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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Ben Folds performs "Brick" with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra:
Ben Folds performs "Smoke" with Western Australian Symphony Orchestra:
Mon, May 19, 2014 at 7:30pm
Davies Symphony Hall
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