Eastman Wind Ensemble with Béla Fleck

Eastman Presents Series

February 26, 2016 | 8:00 PM Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
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Béla Fleck, banjo
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he’s the premier banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings. In 2011, Béla wrote his first stand-alone banjo concerto, on commission with the Nashville Symphony. This work, entitled “The Impostor,” is to be performed during his appearance with Eastman Wind Ensemble.

The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Fleck’s total Grammy count is 16 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history.

 

Program:

Roberto Sierra/Scatterday Fandangos
Fleck/Scatterday County Clare
Fleck/Scatterday The Landing
Fleck/Verrier "The Impostor," Concerto for Banjo and Wind Orchestra
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