Captivating audiences, fusing innovative, genre-bending orchestral performances
Miami-based Nu Deco Ensemble, led by Jacomo Bairos and Sam Hyken, premieres a musical suite that features Austrian composer Erich Korngold. Nu Deco recorded the performance at the Miami Beach Bandshell.
“Erich Korngold, a child prodigy and musical genius, is most known for his trailblazing compositions where he created the lush “Cinematic Sound” of Hollywood. He’s inspired many film composers, most notably John Williams, and is also one of the most underrated classical composers of the 20th century,” says Nu Deco CEO and co-founder, Jacomo Bairos.
“Having an opportunity to shine a light on this iconic composer through his incidental composition based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” was an absolute joy. This music is fun, virtuosic, lyrical, and full of a cinematic sweep. We are grateful to be able to bring more attention to Korngold and share this beautiful suite of music with you all!”
Nu Deco Ensemble kicked off their Eighth Season at the Colony Theatre on October 7th with special guest Angélique Kidjo. The season will have shows at the Miami Beach Bandshell and the Adrienne Arsht Center. Patrons can expect to hear a blend of Nu Deco Ensemble originals, orchestral classics, and their take on popular songs from Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and Lauryn Hill. Nu Deco Ensemble’s season is sure to highlight their genre-bending innovative sound. The season continues with guest artist Wyclef Jean returning to collaborate with Nu Deco. The remaining shows will feature new guests X Ambassadors, Lawrence, and Derrick Hodge. Together these virtuosic artists and performers emphasize what Nu Deco Ensemble is all about.
Since its inception in 2015, Nu Deco Ensemble has exploded onto Miami’s eclectic music scene, captivating audiences, holistically engaging with its community and fusing innovative, genre-bending orchestral performances and collaborations with the highest levels of musical artistry. Nu Deco is reimagining a fresh vision of what an orchestra can achieve in the 21st century. 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.
Recent highlights include exclusive collaborations with Macy Gray, Ben Folds, Jacob Collier, Kimbra, Kishi Bashi, Time for Three, Danay Suarez, Cory Henry, Stephen Marley, Emily King, Bilal, Luke James, and many more award-winning composers and cross-over artists. The New York Times has hailed Nu Deco Ensemble as a “Chamber orchestra for the 21st century”, Billboard has announced them as “Sonically Spellbinding,” and Saratoga Living exclaimed them as “fiery, captivating and refreshingly original.” In October 2019, Nu Deco Ensemble released its first Album to include genre-bending collaborations, reimaginings of artists such as Outkast and Daft Punk, and new music by some of today’s most exciting living composers.
Nu Deco Ensemble engages the Miami community in dynamic ways to serve and enrich all walks of our diverse culture and people. The orchestra inspires and engages over 10,000 children annually through its interactive Imagination Series and annually brings hundreds of community members from underserved communities to attend performances. In the Spring of 2020, Nu Deco Ensemble launched its youth ensemble which in addition to instruction in classical and popular musical styles, arranging, composition, and improvisation offers coaching in wellness, health, leadership, collaborative communication, interpersonal skills, and community stewardship.
Season 8 Shows:
January 21st, 2023 at Bandshell ft. Lawrence
March 2nd, 2023 at the Arsht ft. Monsieur Periné
April 1st, 2023 at the Bandshell ft. X Ambassadors
April 28th, 2023 at the Arsht ft. Derrick Hodge