Phish frontman Trey Anastasio on Monday announced his first ever orchestral tour, which includes a Feb. 28, 2012 stop at Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony. The four-stop Trey Anastasio Winter Symphony tour starts Feb. 9 in Atlanta and also visits Pittsburgh, Pa. and Los Angeles.
In March 2009, only a few months after reuniting with Phish after a five-year hiatus, the 47-year-old guitarist and composer performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, debuting his orchestral “Time Turns Elastic” and a compelling version of “First Tube.” Months later he performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic, playing alongside stone-faced flautists, trombonists and cellists who added brilliant angles to Phish jam vehicles like “Divided Sky,” “Pebbles and Marbles” and “You Enjoy Myself.” (Reports from the Carnegie Hall show include widespread disdain for the nitrous mafia’s gassy presence outside the storied venue, a spectacle that certainly shocked traditionally tuxedoed hallgoers.)
The symphony tour will feature classic Phish tunes and Anastasio’s solo compositions and each program will be conducted by Scott Dunn. Ticket information at www.trey.com.
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