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WORLD PREMIERE The Ben Folds Project

Presented by:

May 2 - 4, 2014 at TPAC's Jackson Hall

with The Nashville Symphony

Ben Folds Piano Concerto
Music by Ben Folds
Choreography by Paul Vasterling

Petite Mort 
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography by Jiří Kylián

Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Choreography by George Balanchine


Ben Folds performs his daring combination of new art live on stage, along with two beloved 20th century ballets demonstrating the diverse talents of Music City’s dance and musical communities.

Ben Folds Piano Concerto
Piano virtuoso and popular music mainstay Ben Folds combines his new, original piano concerto with Vasterling’s choreography to spin a poetic narrative in a classical style influenced by popular music.

Petite Mort 
This modern-day masterwork from famed Czech/Dutch choreographer Jiří Kylián premieres to Nashville audiences with its coordinated group formations, strong duets and combined elements of contemporary and classical dance.

The essence of neo-classical ballet, Serenade emphasizes the beauty of the female dancer and portrays women as beautiful, strong, even divine.

Approximate run time of The Ben Folds Project is a total of 2 hours with two 20 minute intermissions.

The Ben Folds Project will be held at TPAC’s Jackson Hall for three performances:
Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.

Single ticket prices for The Ben Folds Project begin at:
Premium: $82.00
Level A: $65.00
Level B: $47.00
Level C: $35.00