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Phish Philharmonic


07/14/2009
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(PR) The New York Philharmonic will give the New York premiere of Time Turns Elastic a work for vocals, electric guitar, and orchestra composed by Trey Anastasio, lead singer and guitarist of Phish, and his longtime collaborator, Don Hart - at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.

An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Asher Fisch - a benefit for the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund and the New York Philharmonic - will also include orchestrations of classic Anastasio songs, featuring Anastasio in his Philharmonic debut. The concert will be presented by Princeton Entertainment and the New York Philharmonic.

Time Turns Elastic blends classical music with rock-blues guitar. "Initially," says Anastasio, "I thought it would be a Phish song, but after I sent a demo of it to Don, it just grew organically into an orchestral piece. I grew up loving Ravel and Eric Clapton equally," 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 work received its world premiere in September 2008 with Orchestra Nashville, conducted by Paul Gambill,
at the Ryman Auditorium. It was recently performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop. In May 2009 it was released on Rubber Jungle Records, Mr. Anastasio's independent label.

The Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund was created by the Anastasio and Manning families to pay tribute to Trey Anastasio's sister, who passed away earlier this year. The fund was set up to benefit a diverse selection of causes that Kristy supported, which currently include the Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, Vermont; the Carolina Friends School/Afghan Sister School Project in Durham, North Carolina; and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.



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