The Town Hall has announced a concert featuring Bela Fleck on banjo, Zakir Hussain on tabla and Edgar Meyer on double bass. The performance will take place Thursday, November 15, 2018 at The Town Hall in New York City.
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer plus Rakesh Chaurasia on flute will deliver a set where they combine bluegrass, classical, and South Asian musical traditions.
Fleck met Meyer in 1983 at a festival in Aspen, sat in “for a few songs” that night and “We have stayed in touch ever since, and we are deep friends.” The banjoist and bassist teamed up for a double concerto for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in 2004. Its success led to another commission, for which they called on the dazzling Hussain for percussion.
“Béla and I were both very big fans of Zakir, at least since high school,” Meyer said in an interview. “For most of our lives, he’s been one of the musicians we admired the most.”
The result was the remarkable The Melody of Rhythm; Triple Concerto & Music for Trio, recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin and released on CD in 2009.
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY 10036
Tickets at The Town Hall Box Office 212-997-6661 or Ticketmaster