Classical Meets Rock: Eras and Genres Mixed in 2009 [NY Times]

From the other direction Trey Anastasio, the guitarist from the rock band Phish, joined the New York Philharmonic in September to play his guitar concerto, “Time Turns Elastic.” And in between, the iconoclastic Alarm Will Sound played a concert of its orchestral transcriptions of pop electronica (the Beatles’ “Revolution 9” and music by Preshish Moments, Mochipet, Aphex Twin and Autechre) at Le Poisson Rouge in July, while the pianist Christopher O’Riley offered arrangements of songs by Tori Amos, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and Nick Drake, among others, at the Highline Ballroom in August.

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