Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will be teaming up with the New York Philharmonic for a night of what’s sure to be some fantastic music at Carnegie Hall on September 12 at 8 p.m.
Conducted by Asher Fisch, the evening will include orchestrations of classic Anastasio songs and feature the New York premiere of Time Turns Elastic, which blends classical music with rock-blues guitar.
“Initially,” says Mr. Anastasio, “I thought it would be a Phish song, but after I sent a demo of it to Don (Hart), it just grew organically into an orchestral piece.”
“I grew up loving Ravel and Eric Clapton equally,” Mr. Anastasio continues, “so I kept saying to Don, ‘why can’t we have a piece of music that’s half Ravel and half Cream’s Disraeli Gears?’”
The concert will benefit the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund and the New York Philharmonic.
Time Turns Elastic was premiered in September 2008 with Orchestra Nashville, conducted by Paul Gambill, at the Ryman Auditorium. Rolling Stone reviewed that performance, saying “it came off sounding more like the theme song to a Disney film on ‘shrooms. It was ambitious, strange and wholly entertaining.”
The project was recently performed in front of a sold-out crowd with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop. In May 2009 it was released on Rubber Jungle Records, Mr. Anastasio’s independent label.
Single tickets for An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic are $50 to $225. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m. at carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. (July 1 to August 30), and beginning August 31, daily from 8:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue. The Box Office is open Monday–Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (July 1 to August 30), and beginning August 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
(Photo credit: Associated Press/Jim Cooper)