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Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience feat. Ensemble Mik Nawooj (Updated)
Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00pm CST
Online sale ends: 03/27/24 at 9:00pm CST
Bettersworth Auditorium
262 Lee Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762
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Ensemble Mik Nawooj


Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, the Hip-Hop Orchestra ­Experience featuring Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Metamusic by sampling principles of Hip-Hop and Classical. Executed with resident MCs, a lyric soprano, turf dancer, woodwinds, French horn, strings, piano, and drums, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of Western European concert music aesthetic.  The result is seamless tête-à-tête with "textures swimming through the sound...like the world's fastest ping-pong game" (Pitchfork) and is considered the "cutting edge of hip-hop" (Huffington Post).


After a successful performance of a novelty piece which featured an MC and chamber ensemble while JooWan Kim was completing his master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the MC at the time suggested they make an album together. Six months later and writing about an hour of music, Kim had a profound shift in the direction of his writing. He felt that he found a way out of the stifling contemporary concert music aesthetic in this new way of composition. JooWan crystallized his ideas into Method Sampling, a principle of borrowing or sampling of rationales from related as well as unrelated fields, then reframing them into one's own system.


In 2010, JooWan Kim recruited his best friend from college, Christopher Nicholas to push the project forward in a serious way. Since then, the group has attracted some of the most excellent classical musicians and MCs in the SF Bay Area while gaining national attention from outlets such as ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NPR, Pitchfork, Upworthy, NowThis, and more.

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Food, drink, flash photography, and filming not allowed in the theater.

Event starts at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

General Public: $30.00
Faculty/Staff: $25.00
Senior Citizen: $25.00
Child: $10.00
Student: $0.00
ADD-ON: Lyceum Tote Bag: $10.00
ADD-ON: Lyceum Tumbler: $8.00
ADD-ON: Lyceum Umbrella: $15.00
ADD-ON: Lyceum Sticker: $3.00

All Ages

Bettersworth Auditorium<br> 262 Lee Blvd<br> Mississippi State, 39762




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