Nu Deco Ensemble Release OutKast Symphonic Portrait / Livestream ft. Larkin Poe Next Week
December 1, 2020
Innovative hybrid orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, reimagine the music of Outkast in their latest live performance video, titled “Outkast Suite: A Symphonic Portrait.” The video, which was originally recorded in April 2018 at Miami’s Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, finds the 30-piece orchestra performing a symphonic suite of some of the iconic hip-hop duo’s greatest hits, including “Rosa Parks,” “Humble Mumble,” “Hey Ya!” and more.
Watch the performance video exclusively today on BrooklynVegan.
“On the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Stankonia, we are thrilled to share our re-imagining of the eclectic and highly engaging music of Outkast,” shares Nu Deco co-founder and creative director, Sam Hyken. “Outkast pushes and pulls, and at times even steps outside the boundaries of hip-hop, which is one of the many reasons we are such fans and that their music has become a key part of our repertoire.”
Nu Deco recently kicked off their revolutionary live stream performance season, featuring orchestral collaborations with Jose James, Larkin Poe, Cory Wong, Richard Bona, Cory Henry and more. Additional original pieces and arrangements inspired by Pharrell Williams, Jessie Montgomery, The Beach Boys, Dr. Dre, Duke Ellington, Pascal le Boeuf, Valerie Coleman and many more iconic artists will round out the season, which will be live streaming from the iconic North Beach Bandshell, a historic, oceanfront, open-air amphitheater in the heart of Miami Beach.
The next an upcoming virtual live stream concert features a collaboration with Roots Rock N’ Roll sisters Larkin Poe. Live streaming from the North Beach Bandshell in Miami, FL on Saturday, December 12th, the evening will also include a world premiere arrangement and other original works by Pascal le Boeuf, commissioned in part by National YoungArts Foundation and a symphonic reimagination of the music of Led Zeppelin.
Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage. Heralded as “a sister act with staying power” by NPR, the Lovell sisters are originally from Atlanta, currently living in Nashville and are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe.
On the upcoming performance, the duo shares “As children, our hands-on introduction to music began in the classical realm; many of our foundational memories are accompanied by strains of Handel, Mozart, or Beethoven. We have journeyed through many genres since then, but with such strong emotional ties to the ensemble format, we are very much looking forward to hearing our Roots Rock n Roll songs reinterpreted with the Nu Deco Ensemble.”
The full concert schedule can be found below, with live stream tickets and more information available at Live.Nu-Deco.Org.
2020-2021 Performance Season:
December 12, 2020 – Nu Deco Ensemble with Larkin Poe
January 30, 2021 – Nu Deco Ensemble with Cory Wong
April 10, 2021 – Nu Deco Ensemble with Richard Bona
May 15, 2021 – World-Premiere Orchestral Work with Cory Henry & Special Guest TBA