On Friday evening, a very successful four-hour cross-genre event "Pulse 2.0" took place at the main Performance Hall of Miami Beach's New World Center, home of America's Orchestral Academy, the New World Symphony.
All of the 757 seats at the Main Hall were taken and an equally amount of young contemporary professionals were standing throughout all levels of the hall to listen an extraordinary performance by world renowned-native Miami soprano Elaine Alvarez who sang works by Villa-Lobos and Gershwin conducted by Joshua David Gersen.
Also, performing in two additional dance sets courtesy of Miami's own DJ Drake who has held residencies at the Vagabond and Pawn Shop, was spinning American and Latin American electronica beats featuring stunning projections and colorful lasers to accompany his sets.
In addition and new to the event was "Pulse Unplugged," a 15-minute set of orchestral music organized in the style of MTV’s Unplugged series, in which Fellows performed a few of the ensemble pieces without amplification in the pristine and intimate environment at the 2,330 square feet flat floor SunTrust Pavilion following the second orchestral set.
Pulse 2.0, an event sponsored in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is becoming the newest trend in the Miami party scene attracting new audiences that enjoy this creative and innovative art form of socializing in the most refined contemporary style.