Can you enjoy classical orchestral music, as well as a live DJ spinning electronica, a live vocalist and a dance party all in one night? You can if you go to "Pulse 2.0," the popular "Late Night at the New World Symphony" event that returns to Miami Beach this Friday, Jan. 18.
For this event, the orchestra's concert hall is transformed into a nightclub setting where classical and electronic music both are both featured. In addition, this revamped version of last year's popular Pulse events also brings new features. These include a live vocalist and "Pulse Unplugged," a 15-minute set of orchestral music performed a few of the pieces without amplification. Also, the evening will also conclude with a dance party.
The first set of orchestral music will feature American composers and the second will showcase Latin American-composed music. Between the sets, Miami-based DJ Sean Drake will spin electronica lounge music. In addition, vocalist Elaine Alvarez, a Miami native and renowned soprano, will perform works by Villa-Lobos and Gershwin.
DJ Drake is well known to Miami audiences from his engagements at the Vagabond, Pawn Shop, Shadow Lounge, NFA and Liquid.
The NWS Pulse events are a radical departure from a standard concert. At Pulse, the stage is configured to enable attendees to walk among the musicians, socialize with each other or even dance. Cocktails are also available.
Tickets are $25
Pulse 2.0, Jan. 18, 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m., New World Center, Miami Beach
More info: New World Symphony