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Universal Music Classics Launches “Yellow Lounge”

Originally born out of the Berlin/European club scene, “Yellow Lounge” is a classics-meets-club environment; its mission to present a new generation of vibrant artists tied to the classical tradition who break musical and cultural boundaries, in visually innovative and alternative spaces. Yellow Lounge is now poised for its American launch. Presenting partners of Yellow Lounge include The Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, WFMT Radio and City Winery in Chicago, Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, and the National YoungArts Foundation with Classical South Florida Radio 89.7 in Miami.   All shows are open to the public with ticket prices of $20 or less, and will feature a guest DJ.    New York City’s Yellow Lounge will host banjoist Béla Fleck – winner of 15 Grammy Awards and nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history.  His most recent recording – his debut as composer-performer and first for Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics — The Impostor, was released in August.  The album showcases Fleck’s title concerto for banjo and symphony orchestra, as well as Night Flight Over Water for banjo and string quartet. For The Impostor concerto, the banjoist teamed with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony (who commissioned the work); for Night Flight Over Water, a work commissioned by Butler University, Fleck partnered with genre-bending quartet Brooklyn Rider.  Brooklyn Rider will join Fleck on stage at Yellow Lounge in New York City as well.In Chicago on November 11th at City Winery, joining Miloš will be the Spektral Quartet, which has established itself as one of Chicago’s most intrepid and adroit ensembles. With a priority on evaporating the perceived boundary between traditional masterworks and the music of the present, Spektral concerts feature the likes of Beethoven and Mozart alongside Carter and Adés.

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