While it's a trend we've seen for years, indie rock bands teaming up with orchestras is nonetheless something that always gets our attention–and apparently Michael Christie's too. The Brooklyn Philharmonic Music Director first grabbed the (non-classical) music world’s attention two years ago, when he collaborated with Antony & The Johnsons. Now he turns his attention towards the members of Grizzly Bear and Owen Pallett’s Final Fantasy project.
Christie will lead the two parties through a performance on February 28, 2009 at the Howard Gilman Opera House that involves performing new orchestrations of their songs alongside Brooklyn Philharmonic musicians. As these things go, it's hard to predict what the outcome of this collaboration will sound like, but with the young, hip, and talented composer Nico Muhly re-orchestrating Grizzly Bear's songs and whiz kid Pallett doing his own arrangements, the evening should be worth dusting off your best skinny jeans and heading down to the opera house for.
Tickets go on sale October 20 at 10 a.m. Pick them up at the Brooklyn Philharmonic website or by calling 718-636-4100.
Photo by Lane Coder.