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ALBANY — Ben Folds will pound a piano on Monday, Sept. 26 at The Egg in Albany as part of the Guest Music Presentations Series.
Folds, recognized as one of the major music influences of a generation, has spent a decade sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras.
Throughout his storied career, Folds has created an enormous body of music that includes pop albums as the front man for Ben Folds Five, multiple solo rock albums and a number of collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor to Weird Al and William Shatner.
His most recent album is a blend of pop and classical original works, in part recorded with the classical sextet yMusic. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.
The stop in Albany is part of a cross country solo tour.
For five seasons, Folds was a judge on the NBC series “The Sing Off,” which featured the art of cappella and helped launch the careers of numerous cappella groups.
The show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $39.50, 44.50 and $49.50. VIP packages are available for $159 and $259.