Bob Weir to Perform with Marin Symphony Orchestra

BOB WEIR TEAMS UP WITH MARIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR;
SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PERFORMANCE OF GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC

Bob Weir & The
Marin Symphony Orchestra
Bob Weir has announced plans for a special once-in-a-lifetime performance of Grateful Dead music with the Marin Symphony Orchestra to be held Saturday, May 7 at the Marin Center in San Rafael, CA. Pre-sale tickets will be available January 31 via www.gdtstoo.com and the public on-sale is February 4 and will be available through the Marin Center Box Office (11am-4pm PT, 415-499-6800) and through www.ticketmaster.com.

The “First Fusion” performance, orchestrated by Weir and Stanford University’s Dr. Giancarlo Aquilanti, is a benefit for the Marin Symphony Orchestra and will feature over 50 musicians interpreting Grateful Dead music, the band Weir co-founded in 1965.

Weir says, “This is completely different. For one thing, part of what makes this interesting is that’s not just going to be an orchestra playing Grateful Dead songs. I’m going to be playing too, along with Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester, Rob Wasserman and some other guys, and there’s going to be real interaction between the symphony and us.” Excited about the sonic explorations the music may take, Dr. Aquilanti described it as “a new medium” and Weir adds that “this is definitely going to go to some new realms.”

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[Published on: 1/31/11]

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