Ben Folds: One Night Only with the MSO February 19 at the Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, Wis. 1/29/2020 – Genre-bending singer-songwriter Ben Folds joins the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for one night only. Wednesday, February 19 at the Riverside Theater at 7:30 pm Ben Folds takes the stage to perform some of his biggest hits, including “Brick,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Luckiest,” and a movement from his Billboard chart topping piano concerto.
Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, Ben Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
Tickets for this event are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.mso.org, or by calling the MSO ticket office at 414.291.7605.
About the MSO:
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Ken-David Masur, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee. The MSO’s 70 full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. A pioneer among American orchestras, the MSO has performed world and American premieres of works by John Adams, Roberto Sierra, Phillip Glass, Geoffrey Gordon, Marc Neikrug, and Matthias Pintscher, as well as garnered national recognition as the first American orchestra to offer live recordings on iTunes. Now in its 48th season, the orchestra’s nationally syndicated radio broadcast series, the longest consecutive-running series of any U.S. orchestra, is heard annually by more than two million listeners. The MSO’s standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 40,000 children and their families through its Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, Youth and Teen concerts, and Family Series.