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National Symphony Orchestra: DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9: Ben Folds plays his piano concerto

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DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents: Blake Mills with the National Symphony Orchestra

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:00 PM

DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9 with the NSO National Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center favorite Ben Folds curates and hosts this special evening featuring singer/songwriter, producer, guitarist, and composer Blake Mills. Come early for pre-show entertainment and stick around for live band karaoke at the free after-party. 

Price

$39

Run Time

85 minutes

About

Kennedy Center favorite Ben Folds curates and hosts this special evening with the NSO featuring singer/songwriter, producer, guitarist, and composer Blake Mills. Additional guest artists to be announced in this concert conducted by Jacomo Bairos. Stay for the free after-party with live band karaoke featuring HariKaraoke!

More about the DECLASSIFIED concert concept:
These late-night Friday programs feature bold and boundary-breaking music, dynamic multimedia, exciting pre/post-concert performances and parties, and audience interaction. Plus, you can bring drinks and snacks into the Concert Hall.

More about Blake Mills:
Since quietly making his debut album Break Mirrors, which critics hailed as one of the best albums of 2010, Blake Mills has been consistently busy. In 205, he produced the highly acclaimed sophomore album Sound & Color for Alabama Shakes, which reached #1 on Billboard charts and won four Grammy Awards®. He has also produced music ranging from albums by John Legend, Perfume Genius, Dawes, and Laura Marling to music for ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Sara Watkins, Fiona Apple, Sky Ferreira, and many others. Mills composed original music for the 2015 Oscar®-nominated film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence, and as a session player and sideman he has worked with Beck, Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Band of Horses, Frank Ocean, and Neil Diamond, among others. Rick Rubin and T Bone Burnett frequently call upon his services as a guitarist.

Performance Timing: 85 minutes with no intermission

Watch and Listen

NSO: DECLASSIFIED Trailer (2016-2017)

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