DJ Le Spam teams up with the New World Symphony for Pulse

Courtesy of DJ Le Spam

The New World Symphony is done with the idea that classical music is a buttoned-up affair. In its Pulse series, the orchestral academy gives its classically-trained fellows a chance to let their hair down as it produces a show that blends the classics with modern rhythms. 

This Friday, Miami funk fusion jam band DJ Le Spam and the Spam All Stars joins the New World Symphony for the event, their second time teaming up together. The show integrates contemporary classical, electronic music and video in a multi-sensory experience. This is not your grandma’s classical concert. 

Booze will be flowing, DJ Le Spam will be spinning, and a visual show will accompany the sounds. Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Mabel Ledo will be a featured performer under the baton of NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside.   

The first orchestral set, “Spanish Inspirations,” will include the Spanish Dance from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, as well as selections from Georges Bizet’s Carmen.  The second orchestral set, “American Voices,” will feature selections from works by Philip Glass, John Harbison, Timo Andres and Roshanne Etezady.
The evening will culminate with the world premiere of “Jo (Unity),” a new work by Nu Deco Ensemble co-founder and NWS alumnus Sam Hyken, commissioned for the orchestra, DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars  

“Pulse Unplugged,” a 15-minute set of orchestral music set in the style of MTV’s Unplugged series, will return with fellows performing ensemble pieces without amplification in the pristine and intimate environment of SunTrust Pavilion.

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