( Thu., Mar. 22, 2012 - Fri., Mar. 23, 2012 )
Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
The North Carolina-native and popular music guru as a judge on the hit reality television show The Sing-Off joins the Symphony and Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks for two different concert programs on Thursday and Friday, March 22-23. Folds, along with the orchestra, put an epic twist on selections from his 15-year career on the cutting edge of rock music. Having earned a massive following for his peerless stage presence, acerbic wit and versatile musicianship on multiple instruments, Folds is no stranger to a musical challenge. The bestselling singer-songwriter has performed with Tori Amos, “Weird Al” Yankovic, William Shatner and the Boston Pops. He pioneered a new music platform with the first live concert webcast in 2006 and launched a nationwide recording tour for the 2009 album Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! His most recent album, the career-spanning retrospective The Best Imitation of Myself, was released in October 2011. He will also reunite with his bandmates Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge from Ben Folds Five for a new album and subsequent tour later this year. Folds was born in Winston-Salem and has frequently performed in the Triangle.
$ - on sale 2/6.