Mercury Soul Concert Event
Come and enjoy downtempo DJing, classical music (including pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, and Uccellini), and cocktails at Mercury Soul’s first event at The Battery... AND get a sneak peek of Mercury Soul’s 2023 season!
More about the Event
Mercury Soul makes its Battery debut for a one-night-only performance of Classical/Electronic hybrid beats featuring DJ Masonic (Mason Bates), composer of the Grammy Award-winning opera "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs."
This special evening will feature lounge beats mixed by Hillel Cool J interspersed with popup classical performances by Byron Hogan (cello), Gail Hernández Rosa (violin), Daniel Turkos (bass), and Sebastien Quintero (Theorbo).
Join us on Friday, November 18th @ 8-10pm to experience this unique performance and discover how tech beats and classical music have much more in common than you think…!
About Mercury Soul
Mercury Soul merges classical music and DJ/electronic musics in immersive events using elaborate production and stagecraft. Founded by Artistic Director Mason Bates (DJ Masonic), the organization has produced events at San Francisco venues such as The Midway, Great Northern, Ruby Skye, DNA Lounge, Halcyon, and Saint Joseph’s Society for the Arts as well as producing official events in Chicago, Washington DC, mani and Pittsburgh.
About the Featured Guests
Led by violinist Gail Hernández Rosa and bassist Daniel Turkos, Beneath a Tree explores the interrelationships between early classical music and traditional folk music. For this evening’s performance they will be joined by Sebastian Quintero on theorbo, a historical precursor to the lute. Additional music will be performed by cellist Byron Hogan.
Bach, Beats, Bates (Mercury Soul in collaboration with the de Young Museum)
Filmed on the de Young terrace overlooking the Osher Sculpture Garden and the James Turrell Skyspace, Mercury Soul animates the stunning architecture of the museum with a vibrant soundtrack of minimalist techno and classical sonorities. This combination of Bach with electronica by Mason Bates includes a trio of cellists and solo bassist Scott Pingel from the San Francisco Symphony.
Mason Bates - composer/arranger, DJ
Scott Pingel - bass soloist
Saul Richmond-Rakerd - cello
Evan Kahn - cello
Adelle Akiko-Kearns - cello
Produced by Mercury Soul and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.