Dirty Projectors have announced their first show in four years, happening on March 2 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. They’ll perform a set of songs from throughout their career, and be joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the American premiere of Song of the Earth, a suite for orchestra and voices composed by the band’s David Longstreth. “Song of the Earth was originally commissioned through the work of André de Ridder and his brilliant s t a r g a z e ensemble,” Longstreth says. “I’ve substantially rewritten the piece since its European premieres in 2021/22 — if you went to any of the tba/d-lo shows this year, you might have heard blueprints of a few of the songs. I’m so psyched to present the finished version, now featuring the Dirty Projectors band, reorchestrated for full symphonic forces, and brought to life by the LA Phil with Sarah Hicks conducting!”
Mount Eerie will open the show, and Longstreth says, “I have been a giant fan of Phil’s music for half of my life, so it will be an honor and a dream to share this stage with him. To watch his work evolve and stay the same at the same time is wildly inspiring. I cannot wait to see what he brings to Disney Hall.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 3 at 10 AM PDT.