NSO Family Concert: Let’s Remix the Classix!
What would the classics sound like with a hip-hop beat? Join Grammy-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and electric cellist/composer Wytold for a crash course in the fundamentals of remixing!
Steven Reineke, conductor
What would the classics sound like with a hip-hop beat? How about as a mashup with some cool rockin’ rhythms? Following their hugely successful NSO In Your Neighborhood concert earlier this year, the orchestra 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! With a flair for fresh art forms like progressive hip-hop, live-looping, and instrumental innovation, this dynamic D.C. duo brings a jampacked program filled with all sorts of unique and clever twists. Through beatboxing, improvising, and other creative techniques, Christylez Bacon and Wytold are ready to take Pachelbel’s Canon and Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1–plus other classical masterpieces featured everywhere from movies to TV to weddings–and make them completely their own.
NSO Family concerts are most enjoyed by age 5 and up.
Performance Timing: Approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission
Come early for a Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” Young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they’ll see played on the stage–from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion. A project of the Women’s Committee for the NSO.
Stay after the 4 p.m. concert for a Kids’ Chat. Young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.