Sonic Evolution

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Sir Mix-A-Lot, special guest
Pickwick, special guest
Seattle Symphony

Luís Tinoco: FrisLand (World Premiere)
Gabriel Prokofiev: Dial 1-900 Mix-A-Lot (World Premiere)
Sir Mix-A-Lot /orch. Gabriel Prokofiev: “Posse on Broadway” / “Baby Got Back”
Du Yun: Hundred Heads (World Premiere)
Pickwick /arr. David Campbell: “Brother Roland”
Pickwick /arr. David Campbell: “Hacienda Motel”
Pickwick /arr. David Campbell: “Creature Comforts” (World Premiere)

Sonic Evolution celebrates the past, present and future of music with brand-new symphonic compositions inspired by icons Bill Frisell, Ray Charles and Sir Mix-A-Lot, written by composers Luís Tinoco, Du Yun and Gabriel Prokofiev.

Following the performance, please join DJ Gabriel Prokofiev in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby for an alt-classical DJ-set, giving a taster of his ground-breaking Nonclassical Club Night.

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Press Releases:

May 1, 2014
SEATTLE SYMPHONY PRESENTS SIR-MIX-A-LOT AND PICKWICK IN SONIC EVOLUTION JUNE 6, 2014

Sonic Evolution is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.

Media Sponsor: KEXP.

Concert sponsored by CTI BioPharma Corp.

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