Community Connection: Americana with Bela Fleck

The concert will be at the Mansfield Theatre on Saturday, November 9
Posted at 11:16 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 13:34:58-05

GREAT FALLS — Grant Harville, conductor of the Great Falls Symphony, visited KRTV to talk about an upcoming performance featuring Bela Fleck.

The concert will be at the Mansfield Theatre on Saturday, November 9th, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Mansfield Theatre website provides the following information about the event:

American composers, Billy the Kid, gunfights, a card game, and the open prairie– it’s all here in the music of America. We’re proud to present Béla Fleck, winner of numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album.

Americana features:

  • Leonard Bernstein’s sprightly Overture to Candide
  • Mary Carlisle Howe’s impressionistic Stars
  • Aaron Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid

Béla Fleck has taken a circuitous route to his foray into the classical field of music, premiering The Juno Concerto (named for his young son) with the Canton Symphony Orchestra in 2016. One reviewer remarked, “You’ll be wondering why banjos and orchestras aren’t sharing stages all the time.” Raised in New York City, Fleck first heard the sounds of bluegrass as a young boy. Now called the world’s premier banjo player, he has appeared on late night TV shows with Letterman, Leno, Fallon, and O’Brien, as well as on Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street, and Austin City Limits.

$55 / $50 Per Adult (Price Levels 1 / 2)
$15 Student (20 years & under)

Click here to buy tickets.