(Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer)
(Chris Thile - photo by Cassandra Jenkins)
This year, the Oregon Symphony is presenting a different kind of gala. There will be plenty of music, but the soloists will be four of the hottest names in the classical-crossover-to-jazz-bluegrass-world-music arena: Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, and Zakir Hussain. The concert program will have something old and something new, and should appeal to an audience that might be looking for a new twist what the orchestra is offering this season.
The gala with Meyer, Fleck, Thile, Hussain, and the OSO takes place this Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Mandolin Concerto (West Coast Premiere)
* Chris Thile, mandolin
Triple Concerto for Banjo, Tabla and Double Bass
* Béla Fleck, banjo
* Zakir Hussain, tabla
* Edgar Meyer, Double Bass
FRANZ VON SUPPÉ
Overture to Poet and Peasant
There's a post concert jam session with Meyer, Fleck, Thile, and Hussain that should be a hoot. For more on the program, click here.
So, if you don't have your tickets yet, I suggest that you get them right away. Click here for details.