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NSO Family Concert: Let's Remix the Classix!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Events for Young Audiences NSO Family

Learn the language of music with a fresh twist as the NSO reunites with Grammy®-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and wildly original electric cellist/composer Wytold for a crash course in the fundamentals of remixing! Age 5+

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Let’s Remix the Classix!
Steven Reineke, conductor

What would the classics sound like with a Hip Hop beat? How about as a mashup with some cool rockin’ rhythms? Find out when the NSO reunites with Grammy®-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and wildly original electric cellist/composer Wytold for a crash course in the fundamentals of remixing! Through beatboxing, improvising, and other creative techniques, these D.C. favorites take inspiration from Pachelbel's Canon, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, Bernstein's West Side Story, and other masterpieces featured everywhere from movies to TV to weddings—and make them completely their own.

THE MUSIC PROGRAM:
- Bernstein: Overture to Candide*
- Shostakovich: Allegro from Symphony No. 10
- How to Play the Cello** - an original Go-Go song
- Homework at Home** - a remix of the second movement from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
- It's the Beatbox (Baroque Style)** - a mashup of beathox learning with Pachelbel's Canon
- Prokofiev: "Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet
- I Arrow** - a rhythmic and energetic original
- Mambo Sauce** - a fun Go-Go piece about a famous sauce in D.C.
- Bernstein: "Mambo" from Overture to West Side Story
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*These pieces are in celebration of Leonard Bernstein at 100
**arranged by Eric Allen

Most enjoyed by age 5 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Come early for a Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo" in the Terrace Gallery
Starting one hour before each concert (1 p.m. & 3 p.m.), hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see played on the stage.

Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after the 4 p.m. performance on Feb. 18 for a free Kids’ Chat!
Following the performance, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.