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When rap meets classical: Sir Mix-A-Lot performs with Seattle Symphony (VIDEO)

SEATTLE –The Seattle Symphony is bridging the gap between classical music and some of the city’s most popular musicians.

Rap artist Sir Mix-A-Lot joined Seattle artist Pickwick and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for Sonic Evolution, a night that celebrates the past, present of future of local music.

Mix-A-Lot performed songs “Posse on Broadway” and “Baby Got Back.”

The event took place last night at Benaroya Hall. — featuring brand new symphonic compositions inspired by Bill Frisell, Ray Charles and Sir Mix-A-Lot and written by Luis Tinoco and Du Yun and Gabriel Prokofiev.

This is the third year of the Sonic Evolution event, a program that partners up-and-coming composers with other contemporary musicians.

Sonic Evolution is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.

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