Music, Lights, Orchestra, DJs–New World Symphony PULSE

When the beat drops the strings start, the lights spark and the whole room explodes in a sensory collaboration of spirited energy. This isn’t the scene at a hot new late-night club, but a multisensory experience hosted by the New World Symphony twice per year on Miami Beach.

Only in Miami can a symphony orchestra partner with renowned DJs and contemporary visual artists to create a multimedia immersive experience for music-lovers to enjoy the sounds of classical harmonies and electronic beats for one of the most unique evenings in the world.

On November 17 the New World Symphony presented PULSE: NEON NIGHTS event produced in collaboration with local DJs Dude Skywalker and composer Sam Hyken. The New World Symphony led by Dean Whiteside transported the audience of neon-clad concertgoers into a world where Romanian Rhapsodies meet nightclub turntables, and the result is the closest thing we have to auditory magic.

New World Symphony PULSE programing aims to present classical music in an unusual way, and create an experience that would introduce this genre to an audience that may not otherwise choose to enjoy a more traditional orchestra event. The combination of the talent of the New World Symphony’s Fellows and the passion behind the music they perform alongside the vibrations of a tribal drum beat and raw percussion emanating from electronic-infused contemporary DJ compositions make this event a must-not-miss Miami nightlight party.

It’s impossible to feel passive about the music and art design at PULSE, and it would be hard to find another symphony in the world that throws a better party. Check the New World Symphony scheduling to learn about the next PULSE event and experience for yourself the evening of pure cultural enchantment here in Miami.


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New World Symphony PULSE concert. Photo by Tomas Loewy
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Dude Skywalker is an avant-garde musical project delving into the cosmic side of dance floor and lounge music. Photo by Tomas Loewy
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NWS Harp Fellow Chloe Tula performing during PULSE concert at New World Center. Photo by Tomas Loewy
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New World Symphony led by Dean Whiteside performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 featuring piano soloist Dean Zhang. Photo by Tomas Loewy
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DJs Dude Skywalker perform alongside New World Symphony led by Dean Whiteside. Photo by Tomas Loewy


Jacqueline Coleman
Jacqueline Coleman

4th-Generation Miamian and certified sommelier writing about South Florida’s lifestyle.

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