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Britt Orchestra / Béla Fleck

Friday, August 8 - 8 p.m.
Reserved: $45;  Adult Lawn: $32  Student/Child Lawn: $10 

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Fleck   "The Impostor" - Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra
Brahms   Symphony No. 1

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Pre-Concert Conversation: Please join Eric Teel, Director of FM Program Services at Jefferson Public Radio, in the Performance Garden at 7 p.m., for a conversation with banjo player Béla Fleck.

belafleck14.jpgA special evening of music, both old and new, we are very excited to be presenting a groundbreaking work that is sweeping the nation's concert halls to rave reviews. Britt favorite Béla Fleck has performed on our stage twelve times, but never with the Britt Orchestra.

Known for his explorations of new musical territory and considered to be the world's greatest banjo player, Fleck has been nominated in more musical genres than any musician in Grammy history. A world-class star in the new generation of musicians who collaborate across all musical genres, Béla (for Bartok) Anton (for Dvorak) Leos (for Janacek) Fleck seems destined to play classical music by his very name.

In 2011 he was commissioned by the Nashville Symphony to compose The Impostor-Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra. Released on cd by Deutsche Grammaphone last August, the composer says, "This piece is the culmination of many years of getting up the nerve to see if I could write for banjo and orchestra." This is a rare opportunity to hear the composer perform his pioneering new piece.

In a blend of traditional and new, Maestro Abrams has chosen to feature one of the great masterpieces of traditional orchestral repertoire-Brahms' First Symphony-on the second half of this exciting program.

For more information about Béla Fleck, visit his web site at http://belafleck.com 

Table Rock City Series Performer: Tye Austin

Tye Austin will be performing in the Britt Performance Garden from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. For more information about Tye Austin: website | facebook

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