FEATURING A SYMPHONIC REIMAGINATION OF
THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN
AS WELL AS ORIGINAL WORKS BY PASCAL LE BOUEF
REVOLUTIONARY LIVE STREAM
2020-2021 PERFORMANCE SEASON
LIVE STREAMING FROM MIAMI BEACH
MIAMI, FL – Innovative hybrid orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble are continuing their 6th season with an upcoming virtual live stream concert featuring 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.”
Described as “sleek, new” and “hyper-fluent” by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf is a Grammy nominated composer, pianist, and producer whose works range from modern improvised music to cross-breeding classical with production-based technology. He is widely recognized for his polyrhythmic approach to chamber music and hybridization of disparate idioms.
Tickets for this performance, presented in partnership with the Rhythm Foundation and the North Beach Bandshell, are available now here: https://live.nu-deco.org/concert-02-larkin-poe. This will be streamed via Nu Deco Ensemble’s custom platform, which allows for increased audience interactivity through audience polling that chooses select pieces, viewer selected camera angles, digital program notes and other interactive features. Ticket buyers will have access to the performance on-demand for 72 hours following the performance.
“We feel tremendously honored to provide and share musical experiences that will bring Miami and our world community together to share the enjoyment and excitement of Live Streamed Music,” shares the ensemble’s co-founder Jacomo Bairos
“During these extraordinarily challenging times, music and the arts serve the critical purpose of connection to one another.  These performances which highlight a cutting edge digital platform will bring our audiences closer to the music and our artists than ever before,” shares co-founder Sam Hyken.
Nu Deco is committed to following all CDC and local government recommendations, including physical distancing, masks mandated for all artists able to play with a mask, health and temperature screening, sanitization and disinfectant of all touch services, hand sanitizer available around the venue and a testing plan leading up to the production week.
For more information on the rest of the 2020-2021 Nu Deco Ensemble Performance Season, please visit Live.Nu-Deco.Org.
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About Larkin Poe:
The GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell kicked things off in June with their fifth studio album, SELF MADE MAN, topping an array of Billboard charts while earning unanimous acclaim around the world. Instead of a summer of tour buses and packed theaters, the Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based Lovells found themselves at home, performing many livestream concerts and adding to their much-loved YouTube covers series. That got them thinking, and led to the idea for the creation of KINDRED SPIRITS, a collection of stripped-back versions of covers, both classic and new, including songs by the Allman Brothers Band, Robert Johnson, Elton John, Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
While 2020 was supposed to be a year of hitting the road and taking their new songs to fans around the globe, it transformed into a year of reflection, of looking inward, of looking back. But Larkin Poe being Larkin Poe, looking in and looking back for them is also looking forward as they continue to put their own signature on the traditions they embrace. Not ones to sit around and wait for something to happen, Rebecca and Megan are constantly churning and creating. No one knows what this next year holds, but rest assured Larkin Poe will find ways to keep it fun and interesting for everyone, as we are all kindred spirits.
About Nu Deco Ensemble:
Created by two of classical music’s most in demand artists, Jacomo Bairos and Sam Hyken, Nu Deco Ensemble is a flexible and innovative hybrid orchestra that celebrates living composers, reimagines all genres of music and collaborates with a wide range of diverse musical guests, composers, choreographers, dancers and mixed media artists. Since its inception in 2015, the 30-piece ensemble has exploded onto Miami’s eclectic musical scene, captivating audiences, engaging with its community and fusing innovative, genre-bending orchestral performances and collaborations with the highest levels of musical artistry.
About National YoungArts Foundation:
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application proce
ss for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the United States, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. All YoungArts award winners receive financial awards and the chance to learn from notable artists such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Salman Rushdie and Mickalene Thomas as well as past YoungArts award winners such as Daniel Arsham, Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, Viola Davis, Allegra Goodman, Josh Groban, Judith Hill, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Andrew Rannells, Desmond Richardson and Hunter Schafer.
YoungArts award winners are further eligible for exclusive opportunities including: nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school seniors; a wide range of creative development support including fellowships, residencies and awards; professional development programs offered in partnership with major institutions nationwide; additional financial support; and access to YoungArts Post, a private, online portal for YoungArts artists to connect, share their work and discover new opportunities.
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