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.
“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.