A spectacular collaboration is coming to the Blackfoot this summer as acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist, Ben Folds, teams up with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra for a special concert at the KettleHouse Amphitheater on August 2, 2023.
This unique musical combination promises to be a night to remember, uniting Folds’ signature piano-driven power-pop sound with the lush, sweeping orchestral arrangements of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra.
Ben Folds is an accomplished singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer, known for his witty lyrics, catchy melodies, and energetic live performances. He first rose to fame in the late 1990s as the frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, and has since enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing numerous albums and collaborating with a wide range of artists. Folds is gearing up for the release of his latest album, What Matters Most, slated to release on June 2nd.
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra is a beloved local institution with a rich history dating back to 1954. Comprising a wide array of professional musicians, the orchestra performs a diverse range of classical and contemporary works.
The pairing of Folds and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra will be a one-of-a-kind experience, with the orchestra providing a lush, cinematic backdrop to Folds’ infectious piano riffs and soulful vocals. Fans can expect to hear a mix of classic Ben Folds hits, as well as some new material and possibly even some surprise covers.
Logjam Presents will also donate a portion of proceeds back to the Missoula Symphony Association.