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If you think there's not much new in the world of classical music you haven't heard Miami's New World Symphony or checked out their stunning new Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. And you almost certainly haven't dropped in to Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony, a fusion of symphonic concert and nightclub party set to go off at 10 p.m. on Friday.
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The center's performance hall, atrium and rooftop garden will get the nightlife treatment with multiple bars, art installations, wacky-ass lighting video projections and an electronica-spinning DJ, all to complement the musical collaboration of the symphony and Mercury Soul, two musicians and a set designer determined to breathe new life into the traditional classical music format. For tickets and details, go here.
And since all that nose-thumbing at tradition demands nourishment, also check out the $38 prix fixe, two-course, pre-theater menu at nearby Quattro Gastronomia Italiana. You can choose from dishes like tuna tartare with capers and mustard and lemon and herb-marinated Cornish game hen, They'll even throw in a complementary glass of wine or cappuccino, just to get the party started.