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Trey Anastasio of Phish to perform with the L.A. Philharmonic

November 28, 2011 |  1:40 pm

Trey Anastasio
Trey Anastasio, the frontman for the band Phish, is teaming up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a one-night concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The performance, scheduled for March 10, will feature "orchestrations of classic Phish tunes and solo Anastasio compositions," the L.A. Phil announced.

The pairing of Anastasio and the L.A. Phil isn't as far-fetched as it seems on first glance. The rock musician has worked with the New York Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the past to perform "Time Turns Elastic," a concerto for electric guitar and orchestra.

Scott Dunn will conduct the L.A. Phil and Anastasio. Dunn is the associate conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Anastasio is keeping busy these days. In addition to his work with Phish, he is also involved with the new musical "Hands on a Hardbody," which is scheduled to have its premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in April.


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-- David Ng

Photo: Trey Anastasio. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times