Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Ben Folds with yMusic. It was last on stage 12 August 2015 as part of the Summer 2014/15 season.
Singer-songwriter, pianist and producer Ben Folds has won a global following both as front man for power pop trio Ben Folds Five and as a solo artist. For his new album, released spring 2015, he collaborates with virtuoso cross-over sextet yMusic. As part of a world tour Ben Folds and yMusic visit the Royal Opera House with new songs and arrangements of favourite hits from this innovative indie rock balladeer.
Of his new collaboration with yMusic Folds says, ‘The arrangements audiences will hear are straight up rock using the odd instrumentation of a piano, cello, viola, violin, flute/piccolo/alto flute, trumpet/French horn, and clarinet/bass clarinet, with no bass. It’s frankly one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on’. The album also includes a recording of Folds’s piano concerto, a co-commission by Nashville Symphony, Nashville Ballet and Minnesota Orchestra that has been performed around the world.
News and features
13 August 2015
What did you think of the cult pop icon's Covent Garden performance?
4 June 2015
What should the ROH audience expect from cult pop icon Ben Folds as he swaps arenas for Covent Garden this summer?