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.  

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

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 

Classical sophistication 
Hip-Hop swagger 
Stereotypes ready to be shattered 

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