Eclectic singer-songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby rose to fame with his Grammy®-winning debut album, The Way It Is, and its title track, the most played song on U.S. radio in 1987. Since then, he has released more than 20 albums as a leader, toured with the Grateful Dead, and appeared on 100-plus records from artists including Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Mavis Staples, and Willie Nelson. His most recent studio album, ‘Flicted, was released in May 2022. Hornsby is touring with the New York-based classical-pop ensemble yMusic, a sextet known for its original compositions, as well as collaborations with Ben Folds, John Legend, Paul Simon, St. Vincent and other artists.
Founded in New York City in 2008, yMusic presents emotionally communicative music regardless of style or idiom. The ensemble features Alex Sopp, flutes/voice; Hideaki Aomori, clarinets; CJ Camerieri, trumpet/horn; Rob Moose, violin; Nadia Sirota, viola; and Gabriel Cabezas, cello. They have performed around the world in venues of all sizes, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and Madison Square Garden. In 2023, they will release an eponymous album of self-composed works. yMusic has previously released four full-length albums of commissioned music: 2020’s Ecstatic Science, 2017’s First, 2014’s Balance Problems, and 2011’s Beautiful Mechanical, which was named Time Out New York’s “#1 Classical Record of the Year.” Outside of the classical genre, yMusic has collaborated in the studio and on stage with dozens of popular artists, including Ben Folds, Emily King, Jose Gonzales, Anohni, Dirty Projectors, John Legend, Son Lux, the Staves, and Paul Simon.