"For Juno Concerto, I wanted to take what I had learned from writing and performing my first concerto and apply it here. The Impostor was written in 2011 and now that I’ve had the chance to play it over 50 times, I’ve had the chance to observe what I like and what I think could be different,” says Béla Fleck. “This time I wanted to improve my writing for the orchestra, to create more and better slow music, and for the solo parts to focus on flow and things that come naturally to the banjo, rather than attempting to do the nearly impossible, constantly.”
Juno Concerto was recorded in March, 2016 with the Colorado Symphony, conducted by Jose Luiz Gomez. The album also features two pieces for banjo and string quartet, performed with Brooklyn Rider.
Béla will be with Abigial Washburn in March, April, and part of May. At the end of May he'll pair, for a handful of shows, with Chris Thile. Béla and Chick Corea head to Europe as a duo in July.
Want to see Béla in a festival setting? He'll be at Merlefest, Delfest, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival!