Trey Anastasio has just announced two new orchestral performances on September 27th and 29th with the Nashville Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, respectively. The Phish maestro is known for having wide-ranging music tastes: In addition to the Vermont jam foursome, Trey fronts his own horn-steeped side project, Trey Anastasio Band, served as a judge for this year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, was nominated for a Tony Award for the score he contributed to Broadway musical Hands On A Hardbody, and is a self-proclaimed pop music fanatic, frequently adapting unexpected contemporary songs, as he and Bob Weir did with Lady Gaga‘s “Million Reasons” at Wanee this past weekend.But while his musical tastes are diverse and stylistically broad, his educational background lies in classical composition. Since 2001, the Phish guitarist has worked with a several highly-regarded symphonies nationwide, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra, composing orchestral arrangements of his Phish material and leading the ensembles on guitar. Most recently, in the Fall of 2014, Trey performed a series of orchestral concerts to showcase his newest composition, “Petrichor,” which has since been adapted for the Phish canon (on 2016’s Big Boat) and served as the centerpiece for the 2016-2017 New Year’s Gag. Trey’s past orchestral shows have also included adaptations of other classic Phish compositions, including “Divided Sky,” “You Enjoy Myself,” “Guyute,” “Wilson,” and more. Below, you can watch footage of Trey performing “You Enjoy Myself” with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on February 28th, 2012:Tickets for the newly announced performances will be available through a real time pre-sale beginning Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 10AM local time and ending Thursday, May 4th at 5PM EST. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10AM EST for the Nashville performance, and 12pm EST for Atlanta. Tickets can be purchased online here.[Cover photo via Phish.com]
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government has adopted a plan to speed up the coal-reliant nation’s transformation to clean and nuclear energy. The Cabinet passed a resolution Tuesday that calls for Poland to obtain 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, compared to some 13% now. The plan foresees an increase in wind energy, especially from farms on the Baltic Sea, and the opening of Poland’s first nuclear power plant in 2033. The move toward a zero-emissions energy policy is expected to produce some 300,000 jobs, according to the resolution released by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s office.