Trey Anastasio will premiere Petrichor, an ambitious new piece for guitar and orchestra, on his three-city orchestral West Coast run this fall. Petrichor will have its world premiere on September 9 at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, where Anastasio will be joined by the Oregon Symphony. He will perform with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall on September 11 and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on September 26. Scott Dunn of the L.A. Philharmonic, who partnered with Anastasio on his 2012 orchestral tour, will conduct all three performances. The program will also feature orchestral versions of songs written by Anastasio for Phish and from Anastasio’s solo repertoire. Ticket are on sale now for all three performances.
Anastasio began composing Petrichor in November of 2012. In his spare moments, he began working out the melodies, using his iPhone to capture hundreds of voice memos. Over the course of two years, that early inspiration evolved into an intricate, thought-provoking opus. Anastasio will perform as a member of the orchestra, on electric guitar. Petrichor was orchestrated by Don Hart, who has collaborated with Anastasio on numerous classical projects.
9/9 Portland, OR at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony
9/11 Seattle, WA at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony
9/26 Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic