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Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them.

The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based songwriter and pianist has been on an international tour billed as the Ben Folds Orchestra Experience. The tour brings him to Charm City on Thursday for a concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which first joined Folds in a gig nine years ago.

That 2005 program featured Folds songs enhanced with orchestral arrangements. This week's show will do the same, but also will offer something purely instrumental — a movement...