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New World Symphony's dazzling 'Pulse' event returns this Friday

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The New World Symphony's multi-sensory experience "Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony" returns this Friday, April 4, with its unique blend of classical music, electronica and dazzling lights that creates a unique musical experience, which is being nationally hailed as a new way to bring a younger audience to the symphony.

Popular DJ Laura of Miami will again join forces with the New World Symphony. She is the Music Director + Programming Director for internet radio startup, where she hosts the popular "Vamos a La Playa." She has also performed at the Ultra Music Festival and nearly every club in Miami. She was also named the Miami New Times' Best DJ of 2012.

The program will also feature accomplished violinists Amos Fayette and Julia Moore. Steven Jarvi, the resident conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and a former New World Symphony Fellow, will conduct the symphony's musicians. He is recognized as one of the country's fastest rising conductors.

The event, during which traditional symphony hall is converted into a late night lounge experience, takes advantage of the unique configuration of the award-winning concert hall. The seating is retracted to enable audience members to walk among the performers throughout the evening. In addition, some performers will be located on the hall's satellite stages, and there will also be room for dancing.

Throughout the evening, members of the New World Symphony will perform carefully selected pieces, alternating with electronic music from Laura of Miami, who will offer a dance music set as the evening finale. In addition, the evening will also feature "Pulse Unplugged," a 15-minute set of orchestral music performed in the style of MTV's "Unplugged" series. That portion is performed without amplification in the intimate environment of the concert hall's adjacent pavilion.

Pulse has been hailed as a new way to build classical music audiences in publications including "The Wall Street Journal," "Miami Herald," and it is the current cover story in "Symphony Magazine."

Tickets start at $25 and are available by calling the New World Symphony Box office at 305-673-3331 or ordered online.

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