New World Symphony to perform work by Jules Pegram
On Friday, November 17th, the New World Symphony (NWS) of Miami will perform “NEON NIGHTS” by USC Thornton alumnus Jules Pegram (BM ’13, Composition), as part of the annual PULSE event. The work, which the NWS describes as “a journey through a shimmering, cosmopolitan sound world, one that’s inspired by the hot, glittering neon of South Beach,” was first premiered by the USC Thornton Symphony in 2012 and has since been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Symphony in C, among others.
The nightclub-inspired PULSE concert, led by conductor Dean Whiteside, juxtaposes orchestral works with electronic DJ sets. Pegram was a recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award.