December 3, 7-8 pm
A Look into Nu Deco Ensemble with Co-Founders Sam Hyken and Jacomo Bairos
Since its debut concert in 2015, Nu Deco Ensemble has exploded on the Miami scene, selling out concerts with new younger and diverse audiences, and is gaining national attention with albums out on Spotify, Apple Music and all major digital streaming platforms.
Co-Founders Jacomo Bairos (conductor) and Sam Hyken (composer) will discuss Nu Deco today, how the organization is meeting COVID-19 challenges, opportunities and plans for the future. They will reflect on their vision for creating an orchestra for the 21st century for Miami while they were principles in the brass section of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, (both classically trained at Julliard), how and why that vision worked years later, and what it means to them and their relationships with Miami -- Sam, as a former NWS Fellow, Jacomo a National YoungArts winner and native of Homestead.
Q&A facilitated by Andrew Leib of Red Light Management will explore the inner workings of the ensemble; how the concert repertoire and guest artists are selected; the process of collaborating with artists and creating arrangements; new social media/digital strategy; and what is in store for the 2020-2021 live stream season and into the future.
The presentation will include live concert video, behind the scenes footage, and a first look at the next live stream concert before it airs in December.