Ben Folds is having three live concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this weekend. I was there for last night's show and it was quite a blast! Frank McNamara conducted and Ben's music blended beautifully with the orchestra.

Apparently, Elvis Costello is planning on doing this same type of performance. Here's an interview with Ben Folds where he talks about this type of pop/rock/orchestra merge:

http://tinyurl.com/dcxn9

Do any of you here have any thoughts of whether this type of concert has a market in today's music world or whether it will bring younger concert goers to appreciate the beauty of a classical orchestra? Would love to know what you think about the whole concept!

Marjorie