Bela Fleck: How to Write A Banjo Concerto
USA, 2014, 90 Minute Running Time
One Night Only! Tuesday June 17th at 8pm.
Introduction and Q&A with Bela Fleck in-person!
Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Béla is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind, for banjo and 80 piece symphony orchestra. It begins before he has written a note, and concludes a year later, with the sold out premiere concert with the Nashville Symphony. A very intimate look at the process of composition and collaboration, How to Write a Banjo Concerto features Earl Scruggs, Chick Corea, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Zakir Hussain, Abigail Washburn and other close musical friends of Béla's.