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National Symphony Orchestra DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents Jon Batiste, Kishi Bashi, and Joachim Horsley

Friday, June 29, 2018 9:00 PM

DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9 with the NSO National Symphony Orchestra

Ben Folds curates and hosts this unique “part concert, part party” event that defies the traditional classical music presentation by shining a spotlight on great live music performed by the NSO and special guests in a laid-back and relaxed setting.

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An Invitation from Ben

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased as punch to be less than two weeks away from our next DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents concert at the Kennedy Center with our National Symphony Orchestra. Oyez!

The third in my ongoing concert series will feature more of my rowdy friends. This time, I'll be joined by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste, singer/songwriter Kishi Bashi (of Montreal, Jupiter One), and the brilliant composer Joachim Horsley!" Read on...

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Ben Folds
 curates and hosts this unique “part concert, part party” event that defies the traditional classical music presentation by shining a spotlight on great live music performed by the NSO and special guests in a laid-back and relaxed setting.

Conducted by Jacomo Bairos, the evening features musician and bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Jon Batiste, plus multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Kishi Bashi (of Montreal, Jupiter One) and composer Joachim Horsley, who has recently arranged music for Michael Bublé, John Legend, and Ben Folds. As with all DECLASSIFIED concerts, you can even bring special drinks purchased at our Intermission Bars into the Concert Hall! The program will be conducted by Jacomo Barios.

Pre Show | 8:15pm – 8:45pm | Millennium Stage
Critically-acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director Caleb Teicher joined by vocalist/beatboxer Christopher Celiz

Post Show
Live band karaoke with HariKaraoke

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.