Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

Performing with Alaska Youth Orchestras


Saturday, Apr. 19, 2025

7:30pm // Discovery Theatre

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Part concert, part pulsating dance party, and part club night, Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience fuses classical and hip-hop music, creating a bold style flowing with underground energy. Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, Oakland-based Ensemble Mik Nawooj subverts expectations with a multi-genre crew that includes classical instrumentation such as piano and percussion, merged with mesmerizing MCs and captivating turf dancing.

Imagine the seminal works of Mozart, Bach, or Beethoven, deconstructed and reimagined with funky rhythms and rapid-fire rhymes. It’s a mashup of the oldest old-school and the marvelously modern, resulting in “textures swimming through the sound ... like the world’s fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork). 

Immerse yourself in the beat with Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience performing with young musicians from Alaska Youth Orchestra.  

TYPE OF EVENING 
Hypnotic Hip-Hop 
Ensemble Evolution 
Unlike Anything You’ve Heard Before 

WHAT TO EXPECT 
Magnetic scores and riveting rhymes that bridge ages, cultures, and experiences 
Awe-inspiring arrangements that have been called “the cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post) 
Rigorous yet accessible original music that both breaks you open and makes you whole 

COME WITH
Classical sophistication 
Hip-Hop swagger 
Stereotypes ready to be shattered 


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