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.
Come help us celebrate the revolutionary music of California composers Steve Reich, Harry Partch, LaMonte Young, and Zoe Keating. We’ll also have some special guests from the playa of Burning Man joining us for the Post-party! More info TBA.
Mercury Soul at The Kennedy Center
Mercury Soul makes its Kennedy Center debut in Washington D.C. as part of Mason Bates’ KC Jukebox series. On the program will be members of the National Symphony performing String Quartet No. 5 “Parks” by the eclectic Daniel Roumain, Stravinsky’s Concertino, Bates’ percussion quartet Stereo is King, and the chaotic Chamber Symphony by John Adams, among others. Mason Bates, a.k.a. DJ Masonic, will be spinning throughout the night with local DJs, leading the musicians alongside Maestro Benjamin Shwartz through an immersive, kaleidoscopic show that alternates between classical pieces and DJ sets.
Mercury Soul at DNA Lounge
Mercury Soul is returning to San Francisco to bring its mashup of classical music and electronic dance music to a performance at DNA Lounge. Classical Revolution and One Found Sound – some of San Francisco’s finest indie-classical musicians – will perform energetic classical masterworks between electronic underground dance music sets by DJ Masonic (Mason Bates), and guest DJs Justin Reed (illmeasures / Freakeasy – Chicago) and Chris Harnett (WhiteNoize – San Francisco). The event is preceded by a free show for high school students.
Woodwind Quintet No. 1 by Jean Francaix
Battalia a 10 by Heinrich Biber
Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks” by Igor Stravinsky
Sioux City Symphony presents Mercury Soul
Watch the SCSO perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, then enter the immersive post-classical experience of Mercury Soul as they are joined by musicians of the SCSO in a specially created club environment right outside Sioux City’s Orpheum Theater.
John Adams – Alleged Dances
After Party 12-1
Del Sol String Quartet
Special improv appearance by violinist Gabi Holzwarth
members of Elevate Ensemble
DJ Masonic (Mason Bates)
DJ Justin Reed
DJs Miguel Solari, Tyrel Williams & Mike Bee from Housepitality/Vinyl Dreams
-Mendelssohn – String Quartet, Op 80 (Finale)
-Poulenc – Sextet (Finale)
-Stravinsky – Concertino for 12 Instruments
-Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 – 4th movement
-Gabriela Lena Frank – Leyendas
-Mason Bates – Bagatelles for String Quartet & Electronica
-Mason Bates – The Rise of Exotic Computing for sinfonietta & electronica