August 27, 2014

Trey Anastasio goes symphonic: new piece "Petrichor" premieres on short orchestral run

Tow years in the making Trey Anastasio's new piece for orchestra and guitar Petrichor gets an outing on a short tour, hitting three cities in September. Composer and arranger Don Hart, his go-to-guy to orchestrate his ideas, was once again on hand to help out.

Trey Anastasio will premiere Petrichor, an ambitious new piece for guitar and orchestra, on his three-city orchestral West Coast run this fall. Petrichor will have its world premiere on September 9 at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, where Anastasio will be joined by the Oregon Symphony. He will perform with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall on September 11 and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on September 26. Scott Dunn of the L.A. Philharmonic, who partnered with Anastasio on his 2012 orchestral tour, will conduct all three performances. The program will also feature orchestral versions of songs by Phish and from Anastasio’s solo repertoire. Ticket are on sale now for all three performances.

Anastasio began composing Petrichor in November of 2012. In his spare moments, he began working out the melodies, using his iPhone to capture hundreds of voice memos. Over the course of two years, that early inspiration evolved into an intricate, thought-provoking opus. Anastasio will perform as a member of the orchestra, on electric guitar. Petrichor was orchestrated by Don Hart, who has collaborated with Anastasio on numerous classical projects.
Live dates:
  • 09/09 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall w/ the Oregon Symphony
  • 09/11 Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall w/ the Seattle Symphony
  • 09/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl w/ the Los Angeles Philharmonic


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