For a donation of $88 to the Nashville Symphony, you can get an autographed piano key from Ben Folds. The keys were salvaged from pianos ruined in the 2010 Nashville floods. All funds raised will go to the Nashville Symphony’s Annual Campaign, which supports the orchestra's artistic and educational programs.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Ben Folds backed by the Jacksonville (FL) Symphony Orchestra. Seeing him live was on my bucket list and he did not disappoint. One of the best live performances I've ever seen. I really respect and appreciate what he is trying to do for the performing arts, specifically the symphonies.
this is a really interesting charitable idea! i'm a huge ben folds five fan, i enjoy ben live still but his records became to similar in sound and style for my liking. i also think his third party narrative style gets old after a while. that being said, i'm only critical because i've been such a fan of his for a long time. his live shows are fucking awesome every time.