Tag: Bela Fleck

How To Write A Banjo Concerto

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

During 2011 while Béla Fleck was writing his banjo concerto, The Imposter, he was closely tailed by filmmaker Sascha Paladino to capture the process. Entering the realm of the symphony orchestra was something completely new for Fleck, who doesn’t read music, much less have training in […]


Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Attention talented young string players… Applications for the 2014 Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival must be turned in by December 1. The week long seminar runs from March 30-April 5 in Savannah, GA and is open to musicians 22 and under (as […]


The Impostor released from Béla Fleck and the Nashville Symphony

| August 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mercury Classics has released The Impostor, a new project from Béla Fleck, including a pair of long-form Fleck compositions recorded with the Nashville Symphony and the Brooklyn Rider quartet. The Impostor is a concerto for banjo in three movements, performed with the symphony, and Night Flight Over […]


More from Telluride 2013

| June 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Here’s another gallery of images Jason Lombard captured at Telluride this past weekend.  


Punch Brothers, bluegrass All Stars at Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has begun to announce the scheduled performers for the 2013 Wide Open Bluegras Festival, their weekend concert event that follows the conclusion of the World of Bluegrass Business Conference and International Bluegrass Music Awards in September. This 2 day festival, […]


40th Annual RockyGrass: Day 2

| July 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. Working backwards on Day 2 of the festival: the evening’s closer was a special set of music with a band specifically put together by Béla Fleck, in which he played a superlative set of traditional […]


Give Me The Banjo now on Netflix

| July 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Give Me The Banjo, the recent film documentary about our beloved 5 string by Marc Fields, is now available to Netflix subscribers. Though Fields lists as the project’s writer, director and producer, it really was a team effort. Tony Trischka was brought on as musical […]


First two days at Telluride

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Telluride Bluegrass Festival

As 4 wildfires ravage the state of Colorado, Telluride Bluegrass rolls into it’s 39th year. You can see smoke from a nearby wildfire in the photo of the mainstage at sunset. This year’s fest looks to be a hot one with temps hovering around 80 […]


Across the Imaginary Divide

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This review of the new project from Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio is a contribution from David Hollender, professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. David teaches both banjo and upright bass at Berklee, and has many years of experience teaching […]


New York Banjo Summit this Fall

| June 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Who would like to catch a show featuring 8 banjo pickers? No… seriously. You might not laugh when you see the list of eminent players involved. Starting October 25, the New York Banjo Summit will be touring along the US East Coast and in New England. […]