Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at Winspear Next Friday!

5 10 2011

Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader, Béla Fleck, has reconvened the original Béla Fleck & The Flecktones for a new tour stopping in Dallas on Friday, October 14, at 8 p.m. for a concert under the stars at the breezy and intimate Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ”  For more information click thru…

From Press Release:

For the first time in nearly two decades, Fleck has reassembled the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo: pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside bassist Victor Wooten and percussionist/drumitarist, Roy “Futureman” Wooten. 

The Grammy Award-winning quartet will introduce some of the most-innovative and technically proficient sounds they have ever recorded from their new album released on May 17, Rocket Science. 

Far from being a wistful trip back in time, The Flecktones have created some of the most forward-thinking music of their long, storied career.  

While all manners come into play – from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances – the result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable. Simply put, the music made only when these four individuals come together.  

Past albums by The Flecktones have consistently garnered several Grammy Awards throughout their 20-plus year tenure together, including: 1996 Best Pop Instrumental Performance, The Sinister Minister; 1998 Best Instrumental Composition, Almost 12; 2000 Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Outbound; 2006 Best Contemporary Jazz Album, The Hidden Land; and the 2009 Best Pop Instrumental Album, Jingle All the Way. 

In addition to VIP table seating, eight hundred reserved chair seating at Annette Strauss Square at the front of the lawn are available. The remaining seating will be general admission on the lawn. Concession stands will have refreshments available for purchase. No outside food or drinks can be brought in to Annette Strauss Square. Blankets are permitted, but lawn chairs, coolers and strollers are not. There will be a place to check strollers during the concert.  

Tickets range from $35 to $55 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.

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