Events – Mercury Soul
 

Events

Burlesque & Beats:
the 1920s French Underground

Fri Nov 17, 2017 – 9pm-1am
DNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA

 

Join us for whole new take on classical-meets-club as we unleash an imaginative collision of cabaret, burlesque, classical and EDM. We’ll feature the music of Weill, Milhaud, Bizet, Francaix, and HK Gruber woven together with elements of burlesque, cabaret, and vaudeville. See musicians from Classical Revolution perform classical works interspersed by aerialist/violinist Shaina Evoniuk, pole dancer Seanmichael Polaris, guitarist Freddy Clarke and his Campfire Quartet playing gypsy tunes, Burlesque performer Lula Applebruise, and DJ sets by DJ Masonic (Mason Bates), DJ Justin Reed, and DJ Nate Manic.

 

PROGRAM:
(DJ sets are performed before and after each classical set)

DJ Set 1 feat. aerialist/violinist improv

Classical Set 1
•Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik,
instrumental suite based on Three Penny Opera

•Françaix: Le Gay Paris

DJ Set 2

Classical Set 2
•Françaix: L’heure du Berger

•Bizet: Carmen Suite (Introduction and Habañera)
with Burlesque performer Lula Applebruise

DJ Set 3 feat. pole dancer

Classical Set 3
•Various Gypsy Cabaret feat. Freddy Clarke and the Campfire Quartet

•HK Gruber: 3 MOB pieces

DJ Set 4 feat violinist/aerialist improv

Classical Set 4
Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit

Post party with DJ Nate Manic

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Mercury Soul presents: California Mystics

Fri April 28, 2017 – 9pm
DNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA

 

Come help us celebrate the revolutionary music of California composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, and Zoe Keating. We’ll have a solo set by Zoe Keating, as well performances of Reich’s Drumming and Nagoya Marimbas, Del Sol String Quartet playing Harrison’s Estampie, and Riley’s In C. We also have some special guests from the playa of Burning Man joining us for the Post-party!

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Mercury Soul presents:
Baroque & Beats

Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 9pm
DNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, CA

 

Mercury Soul is bringing Baroque & Beats to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge to show our fans the wilder side of baroque music. Tightly interwoven with DJ sets, our musicians will perform masterworks as part of a gorgeous, multimedia-infused concert bringing together the worlds of classical music and EDM/electronica.

This time around we’ll have conductor Chad Goodman lead members of the incredible Philharmonia Baroque performing Vivaldi’s dance of madness, La Folia, the raucous A Gran Battaglia by Uccellini, and Falconieri’s Sonata detta L’infante archibizzarra. Elevate Ensemble will be playing Vivaldi’s joyfully regal Concerto for Two Trumpets, and two works by Samuel Schedit: Canzona Bergamasca and the rallying battlecry Galliard Battalia. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Baroque Ensemble performing living composer Christopher Theofanidis’ Baroque-inspired Muse, Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, and the effervescent Concerti for Strings in A and C Major (RV 160 & 109 respectively) by Vivaldi.