Ben Folds partners with FW Philharmonic for unforgettable performance

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced a special addition to the 2014/2015 season. Ben Folds is partnering with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in October as a part of ‘The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience.’

The concert is on October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Embassy Theatre. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 29 at 9 a.m. Folds’ concert has been touring in the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia.

The concert features Folds’ three-movement Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. The work draws on many recognizable classical influences such as Ravel and Gershwin while testing the bounds of traditional orchestral music. Folds describes the piece as “proudly and overtly derivative.”

Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling 481-0777, online at, or in person at The Phil, Embassy Theatre and ArtsTix box offices. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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