After the sold out show in April 2016 artist Kanye West, composer Johan, and conductor Yuga Cohler have arranged a decade of Kanye’s music in a modern classical format. The men responsible for blending these styles created an unbelievable free concert last year in Los Angeles. There were thousands turned away at the door and they knew they had to put on more concerts showcasing this unusual yet complimentary mix. The crowd was incredibly diverse, some concertgoers had little knowledge of West while others had the opposite point of view.
Presented by the Young Musicians Foundation
Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:00 pm
The Belasco Theater
New York City
Presented by the Lincoln Center Young Patrons
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall
All of the artists involved are honored to be approached by some of the most prestigious organizations to take classical music in a new direction all while creating an inclusive culture for the orchestra.
The Young Musicians Foundation (LA) and The Lincoln Center Young Patrons (NYC) have made large donations to ensures this project continues year after year. The group consist of people in their 20’s to 30’s that push for music to be heard and taught for generations to come. Both organizations sponsored these unique events involving West, Cohler, and Johan to celebrate classical music’s best known composer, Beethoven with the ever current hip-hop artist, designer, and influencer Kanye West.