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Ben Folds is a photographer, professional musician, record producer and storyteller born in North Carolina in the United States. He is well known for his work as frontman and pianist for trio Ben Fold Five (from 1993-2000), who are responsible for hits including Songs for the Dumped, Brick, The Luckiest, and Rocking the Suburbs. His music is a fusion of jazz, rocks, blues set to whimsical stories and characters.
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,
An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work. He's also an advocate for music and the arts.
Ben with join the QSO at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for two performances to be held on 11-12 March 2020 from 7:30pm. Tickets start at $89.90 for C Reserve right through to $373.50 for a VIP package which includes a meet and greet and having a photograph taken with Ben Folds, a copy of his memoir, seating host and more
The Brisbane performances will be conducted by Nicholas Buc. The shows are part of Ben's Australian tour which runs from 6-22 March 2020.
Photo courtesy QSO
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ben Folds music appeals to a broad cross section and the shows reflect Queensland Symphony Orchestra aim to be an orchestra for everyone. In 2018, it engaged with over 1.8 million people through concerts, streaming, digital channels and education initiatives and performed 196 concerts.
So, engage with the orchestra and be a part of this musical memory by getting along to hear Ben Folds perform with the QSO this March.
The venue, QPAC, is located in Brisbane's Cultural Precinct Corner Grey and, Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane.