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PHISH’S TREY ANASTASIO PERFORMS WITH PSO IN FEBRUARY AS PART OF HIS FIRST-EVER ORCHESTRAL TOUR

Pre-sale for Feb. 14 Heinz Hall concert begins Dec. 1, general public tickets on sale Dec. 9

Trey Anastasio Winter Symphony Tour, conducted by Scott Dunn, performs in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Denver, Los Angeles

PITTSBURGH – Guitarist-singer Trey Anastasio will launch his first-ever orchestral tour in February, including a performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Valentine’s Day at Heinz Hall.

The Trey Anastasio Winter Symphony Tour begins Feb. 9 with the Atlanta Symphony at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. Anastasio, one of the founding members of the rock group Phish, then comes to Pittsburgh for a performance at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, before performing with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on Feb. 28, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on March 10. The programs, conducted by Scott Dunn in all four cities, will feature orchestrations of classic Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions.

Tickets for the Pittsburgh concert range from $45 to $70 and will be available to the general public at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900 or 1.800.743.8560, visiting the Heinz Hall box office at 600 Penn Ave., downtown, or going online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/trey.

Tickets will be available through a real time presale beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 1, and ending at noon ET on Wednesday, Dec.7, at http://treytickets.rlc.net. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Dec. 8, for Denver and Los Angeles, and Friday, Dec. 9, for Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Visit www.trey.com for further details.

A founding member of the Grammy-nominated, genre-melding rock band Phish, Anastasio has also released eight solo albums, A curious and constant composer, he draws inspiration from experimental jazz, classical, pop, reggae, metal and barbershop music. In 2009, Anastasio made his debut with the New York Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony in programs that featured his concerto for electric guitar and orchestra, Time Turns Elastic, as well as original compositions.

The New York Times hailed Anastasio’s Carnegie Hall performance with the New York Philharmonic as “that rarest of rarities, a classical-rock hybrid that might please partisans from both constituencies. Set amid a generous group of popular Phish songs — gentle, string-cushioned ballads like “Brian and Robert” and “Let Me Lie,” as well as the audacious, intricate instrumentals “Guyute Orchestral” and “You Enjoy Myself” — the new piece [Time Turns Elastic] could hardly have gone wrong.”

Over the past 25 years, Anastasio has established himself as a prolific composer, masterful guitarist (named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time) and compelling performer. In 2009, Rubber Jungle Records released Anastasio’s studio recording of Time Turns Elastic with The Northwest Sinfonia, conducted by David Sabee. He is currently working on a new musical with composer/lyricist Amanda Green entitled Hands on a Hard Body, which is based on S.R. Bindler’s 1997 documentary of the same name about a pickup-truck competition in Longview, Texas.

Scott Dunn is the Associate Conductor of the LA Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Highlights of his recent schedule include Vernon Duke’s “Orphic Trilogy” with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, appearances with the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and such popular headliners as Beck, Chris Botti, Natalie Cole and others, the world premiere and Carnegie Hall repeat performance of Mohammed Fairouz’s opera Sumeida’s Song, and the West Coast premiere of Phillip Glass’s rarely heard Another Look at Harmony Part IV.

TREY ANASTASIO WINTER SYMPHONY TOUR

Feb. 9: Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall. General public tickets on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 9.

Feb. 14: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. General public tickets on sale at 9 a.m., Dec. 9.

Feb. 28: Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall. General public tickets on sale Dec. 8.

March 10: Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. General public tickets on sale at 10 a.m. PT, Dec. 8.

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