Béla Fleck: From the Beverly Hillbillies to the Colorado Symphony

Westword

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Béla Fleck is often considered the world’s greatest banjo player. The sixteen-time Grammy winner has earned awards under the headings of jazz, world music, classical, folk, bluegrass, pop instrumental, gospel and more, and has been nominated in more categories than any instrumentalist in Grammy history. Fleck will perform his Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3 with the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Hall this weekend, with Brett Mitchell conducting. 

Watch: John Williams' Music For 'Star Wars' Is Brilliant In Ways You Never Realized

Colorado Public Radio

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Brett Mitchell, the new music director of the Colorado Symphony, is a huge “Star Wars” fan. In fact, he says the famous score by John Williams had a lot to do with his desire to get into classical music and ultimately conduct. Mitchell sat down recently with me in the CPR Performance Studio to explore some of the soundtrack's highlights.
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