The involved and meticulous art-pop deconstructions of Brooklyn's the Dirty Projectors will graduate to Walt Disney Concert Hall in early 2010. The experimental six-piece will co-headline with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Feb. 27. Tickets will range from $32 to $60.
The Dirty Projectors are the latest in what has become a L.A. Philharmonic tradition: pairing the orchestra with acclaimed and adventurous acts with an indie-rock fan base. In March of this year, French electronic act M38 performed with the L.A. Philharmonic. Back in the winter of 2008, Grizzly Bear teamed with the Phil for a Disney Hall appearance in which the act performed a set of its own music after collaborating with the orchestra in choosing a set of classical compositions.
The Dirty Projectors set promises to a follow a similar format. A news release from the L.A. Philharmonic describes the evening as "a collaborative endeavor; the first half of the program features the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing orchestral pieces chosen with David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors."
Tickets will go on sale at noon Nov. 14 at the Disney Hall box office, and will be available online at LAPhil.com at 10 a.m.
Above, sample a clip of the Dirty Projectors' recent single "Stillness Is the Move," taken from the act's 2009 Domino release, "Bitte Orca."
-- Todd Martens