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National Symphony Orchestra DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents
Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. For over a decade hes shared the stage with some of the worlds greatest symphony orchestras, performing his pop hits and critically acclaimed concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, to William Shatner. His most recent album is a blend of pop and classical original works that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. Recently named as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra, Folds continues to perform with symphonies and also recently returned to cross country solo touring reminiscent of his earliest years, delivering a high energy rock performance using the intimacy of just a piano.
An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the distinguished Sony Artisans of Imagery, and recently completed an assignment as a photo editor for National Geographic. And hes an outspoken advocate for music education and music therapy as a member of Americans For The Arts, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Symphony.