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February 18, 2009

Phish guitarist Anastasio to team with Baltimore Symphony

Trey AnastasioTrey Anastasio, the versatile guitarist of the rock band Phish, will be featured in a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performance that includes the East Coast premiere of Time Turns Elastic, which he co-wrote with Don Hart and which was first performed last September in Nashville.

The concert, scheduled for May 21 at the Meyerhoff, will be conducted by BSO music director Marin Alsop. In addition to Time Turns Elastic, a work scored for vocals, electric guitar and orchestra, the program will feature other pieces by Anastasio and arrangements of songs from the Phish repertoire.

A "real-time pre-sale" of tickets, through Anastasio's fan community Web site, begins at 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 19) and ends at noon Feb. 27. BSO subscribers get their chance at a pre-sale through ticketmaster at 10 a.m. (EST) Feb. 26, ending at 10 p.m. (EST) Feb. 27.

The regular ticket sales through the BSO's box office commence at noon (EST) Feb. 28.

Posted by Tim Smith at 6:14 PM | | Comments (2)


I saw Ben Folds with the BSO and it was awesome. This event looks even better!

Found the presale here...already have my tickets! Can't Wait!!!!

Trey & Symphony Presale Code

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Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

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