Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concertos for Turntables & Orchestra At Turner Hall
To kick off the Present Music season here in Milwaukee, they decided to do something in the same spirit of what we do at our monthly events – amazing collaborations! On September 18th at 8pm at Turner Hall Ballroom, Present Music will open their season with Gabriel’s Prokofiev’s Concertos for Turntables & Orchestra.
Concertos for Turntables & Orchestra was conceived by Gabriel Prokofiev, who is the grandson of the great Sergei Prokofiev. He attempted to answer the question is the turntable an instrument? Originally performed by the legendary DJ Yoda, who was in Milwaukee a few months back at Stonefly and The Heritage Orchestra, Concertos for Turntables & Orchestra will be performed by pianist extraordinaire Phillip Bush, Present Music Ensemble and 88Nines Jordan Lee aka DJ Madhatter, who is taking the place of DJ Yoda. Check out the video below for better understanding of Concertos for Turntables & Orchestra.
Gabriel went on to create a very unique record label called Nonclassical.
“The idea behind the releases is to record forward-thinking, contemporary “classical” music and then invite musicians and producers who usually work in different genres of music to remix them. Artists such as Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Hot Chip, Simon Tong (The Good, The Bad and The Queen, Gorillaz & The Verve) John Maclean (The Beta Band & The Aliens), and Gabriel Prokofiev have remixed pieces for the label to stunning effect.”
To celebrate, Present Music is offering Unlooped readers a very special deal to see this once in a lifetime event on September 18th at Turner Hall Ballroom. You can see the show for only $10. Just use the code “DJ” when you purchase the tickets online or just called (414)271-0711.