The Kennedy Center

KC Jukebox: Mercury Soul

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Mercury Soul

Monday, October 24, 2016 7:30 PM

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox Mashups Special Concerts

Mercury Soul--"the swirling, genre-busting musical extravaganza" (San Francisco Chronicle)--kicks off the new KC Jukebox season with an immersive performance that blends classical music, DJing, and imaginative stagecraft.

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Mercury Soul--a "swirling, genre-busting musical extravaganza" (San Francisco Chronicle) organized by Mason and conductor Benjamin Shwartz--kicks off the new KC Jukebox season with an immersive 360° experience that blends classical music, DJing, and imaginative stagecraft. Music by composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain opens the concert; Roumain additionally plays violin with Mason during electronica segments of the program, which also includes a drum 'n' bass–inspired percussion trio by Mason and works by two 20th-century masters, Stravinsky and Adams. Mingle and dance, grab a signature cocktail (Belvedere Grapefruit Greyhound) from the cash bar, and enjoy the vibe as Mason, a.k.a. DJ Masonic, keeps the party spinning in this high-energy classical rave.

Please Note: This performance uses strobe lighting effects.

Performance Timing: Approximately 2-1/2 hours, with no intermission.