Gourmet Symphony reimagines the concert experience for today's audiences. Launched in 2014, the groundbreaking concept pairs fine dining with a full symphony or chamber group. Food and beverage experts team up with the energetic Maestro Devlin to create an event that will satisfy your palate and your thirst for culture. Sip on wine from Tuscany and munch on bruschetta while listening to a Rossini overture; enjoy Austrian wienerschnitzel and a half-liter of beer with a Beethoven Symphony; and finish your night with some macarons, champagne, and the sweet sounds of Ravel. Gourmet Symphony takes you on a musical and culinary journey that you will never forget!
The Go-Go Symphony has taken Washington, D.C., by storm!
Since its riotous premiere at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in February 2014, GGS has a “powerhouse of unstoppable momentum that brought the sold-out crowd to its feet” by The Washington Post, and Arts Journal considers Go-Go Symphony to be an integral part of the future of classical music.
Check out this teaser video!
Seamless Symphony is a project created by conductor John Devlin and composer Evan Meier. The product is a continuous concert experience in which living composers write pieces that “seamlessly” connect movements of famous symphonic works. Each composer writes in three distinct styles: in that of the composer whose work precedes his or hers, in his or her own voice, and in the voice of the next composer. With this type of experimental writing, audiences do not necessarily know where one voice ends and the next begins.
The first version of the concept was premiered by the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. It featured pieces built around the first movement of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, and the final movement of Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
Watch the video of the premiere!