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DECLASSIFIED: BEN FOLDS PRESENTS featuring Sara Bareilles and Caroline Shaw with the National Symphony Orchestra

Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 PM

DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9 with the NSO National Symphony Orchestra

Ben Folds presents the second in his special LIVE concert series, featuring performances by Grammy-nominated pop singer-songwriter and Broadway musical composer Sara Bareilles and Pulitzer prize-winning composer and singer Caroline Shaw with the NSO. Each artist will perform several songs with the orchestra, which will include their hits as well as new music. Folds will host, with Edwin Outwater conducting.


$25 - $75

Run Time

Approx. 1-1/2 hours


New NSO Artistic Advisor Ben Folds curates and hosts the next show in his LIVE concert series, featuring performances by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter and Tony®-winning Broadway composer Sara Bareilles and Pulitzer prize-winning composer/singer Caroline Shaw Each artist will perform several songs with the NSO, which will include some of their favorite hits as well as new music. 

Shaw, a standout among modern classical composers, won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for an a capella composition with critcally-acclaimed vocal ensemble 'Roomful Of Teeth.'

Bareilles, is a six-time Grammy®-nominated, platinum-selling, chart-topping musical artist, who also is a New York Times Best Selling author, and Tony®-nominated hit Broadway musical composer.

Check out a note on Medium from Ben Folds about the concert.

Conducted by Edwin Outwater, the program will feature some new orchestrations by two of the most sought-after arrangers of our generation: Rob Moose of yMusic and Bon Iver, who has played on multiple Grammy®-winning albums including Arcade Fire’s The Suburb, and Alex Lacaimore, whose orchestral work on Hamilton recently won him two Tony Awards®.

The Concert Hall show begins at 9 p.m.—but be sure to come early and stay late for exciting pre- and post-performance activities with other hot artists to be announced. Plus, you can buy drinks in a souvenir cup and snacks at our intermission bars and take them to your seat.

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
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