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Nu Deco Ensemble to perform "Water Music" at the Deering Estate on Sunday, November 22

Sell-out crowd expected!

MIAMI (November 05, 2015)

Nu Deco Ensemble, a Miami-based, 21st-Century chamber orchestra that presents live, genre-bending orchestral music, is performing at the historic Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue on Sunday, November 22, at 5 p.m. in an outdoor concert titled Water Music (gates open at 4 p.m.). This performance marks Concert Two of Nu Deco Ensemble’s collaborative and exciting inaugural season. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at www.deeringestate.org or www.nu-deco.org/seasonone. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Water Music will feature Nu Deco Ensemble’s eclectic and signature style, which explores re-imaginings of Bach and Bizet, as well as iconic American composer Aaron Copland. Further works include the music of Andy Akiho, LCD Sound System, co-founder Sam Hyken, and French-pop duo Daft Punk.

"We are delighted to be partnering with the Deering Estate and performing our signature music in such a beautiful setting which celebrates arts, culture and community," says Sam Hyken, who, along with international conductor and Homestead native Jacomo Bairos, is the co-founder and artistic director of Nu Deco Ensemble. "This perfect backdrop gives us the privilege and honor to share our music, art, and love for our community with so many who live in the southern areas of Miami-Dade County. We are simply thrilled to continue our inaugural season in collaboration with the Deering Estate." 

"The Deering Estate is very pleased to welcome Nu Deco Ensemble to our dynamic cultural arts programming season. We want to help infuse our community with excellent performance art, provide a creative space and venue for seasoned artists and new talent to thrive," said Jennifer Tisthammer, Director, Deering Estate. "To open the doors wide to the community and allow them to experience Nu Deco first hand, we have donated 1,000 admission tickets to local and underserved arts communities so that young artists and their families can attend and enjoy without price being a barrier."

Nu Deco Ensemble’s highly energetic, innovative, and collaborative 2015-16 'Season One' will feature four additional and different programs including Concert Three - Nu Deco at the North Beach Band Shell, Concert Four - Nu Deco at the Light Box, Concert Five - Miami in Concert Against Hate (presented by the Anti-Defamation League) and Concert Six - Nu Deco at the Light Box. Nu Deco Ensemble launched its debut season on September 2015 with critically acclaimed back-to-back concerts at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Season One’s opening concerts included a collaboration with 20-year old, award-winning Miami-native Brika.

Nu Deco Ensemble, a recipient of a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant in the amount of $75,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is a 21st century vehicle for expression in art, which aims to connect artists in Miami with one another to inspire collaborative performances. This collective of classically trained South Florida musicians strives to provide leadership in genre-bending musical exploration while creating new hybrids of musical expression.

Sam Hyken has had a diverse and successful musical career spanning the globe. He is on the faculty at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, a performer (trumpeter), producer, arranger, and composer. Co-founder Jacomo Bairos, is an international conductor who regularly works with some of country’s top orchestras including the National, St. Louis, Atlanta, and San Diego Symphonies, to name a few. He is also the music director of the Amarillo Symphony in Texas.

Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets. No coolers are permitted. Refreshments, craft cocktails, signature organic juices, and food trucks will also be available for an additional fee. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, rain or shine.

Based in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st Century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues. For more information, visit www.nu-deco.org.

The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover more history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate! For more information, visit www.deeringestate.org