The build-up to "Spectre," the next James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, continues with this vlog courtesy of the studio.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is looking for a few good mash-up artists to perform for an audience of 1,000-plus at the pre-concert happy hour for the upcoming FUSE@PSO concert. Student groups or individuals can enter the competition (although there looks to be no guarantee that the orchestra will pick anyone to perform). FUSE@PSO, led by creative director Steve Hackman, is a new initiative by the symphony that seeks to connect modern pop music with classical masterworks. The Oct. 6 concert, for example, brings together Coldplay and Beethoven, and this summer's installation centered on Brahms and Radiohead.
More info from the PSO:
PITTSBURGH – In conjunction with the FUSE@PSO concert, Beethoven+Coldplay, on Tuesday, October 6 at Heinz Hall, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and series Creative Director Steve Hackman have announced a Coldplay cover/mash-up competition for local students of all ages.
Students are invited to create a mash-up or cover of the Coldplay song of their choice and submit to the contest by October 4. Up to two individuals or groups could be chosen to possibly perform their piece live at Heinz Hall for more than 1,000 attendees of the FUSE concert pre-party. Everyone who submits an entry will receive a free ticket to the FUSE concert on October 6. Reimbursement for travel to Heinz Hall is not provided.
Entries should follow these guidelines:
- Entries should be a mash-up or cover of a Coldplay song of the entrant's choice, no more than 5 minutes in length.
- Both vocal and instrumental entries are welcome (voice+piano, voice+guitar, string quartet, a cappella groups, brass quintet, etc.).
- Both electronic instruments (laptops, synthesizers) and amplified instruments are welcome.
- Ensemble size should not exceed 15 people.
- Creativity and variety are encouraged in the spirit of the series!