DRUMLine Live Brings Soul-Infused Classics to the Meyerhoff, February 19
Musical Selections include Top 40 Hits, Street Beats and Swing
Baltimore, Md. (February 3, 2011) - DRUMLine Live brings the powerful drum riffs and cadences of the black marching band tradition back to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall stage for a single performance on Saturday, February 19 at 8 p.m. The performance features explosive choreographed routines synchronized to bold, high-energy drumbeats. See below for complete program information.
More than 40 musicians and performers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are showcased by DRUMLine Live. Inspired by the 2002 hit film Drumline, the show pays homage to the black marching band tradition. Musical Director Don Roberts says "[DRUMLine Live] is the energy and feeling of a half-time show at homecoming at an HBCU multiplied times five, and for those who have never experienced a show like this, it will leave
DRUMLine Live follows in the more than 50-year-old show style tradition, which incorporates high stepping, funky dance rhythms with the percussionists as the soul of the performance. The show features a signature "drum-line faceoff," a riveting and fast-paced battle between the percussion sections. Repertoire includes several selections from the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, as well as a new approach to southern Gospel music and a dance routine set to the best of 80s and 90s Hip-Hop.
A majority of the performers are recent college graduates from HBCU including Florida A&M, Tennessee State, Southern University, Miles College, South Carolina State, Winston-Salem State, Morris Brown College and Norfolk State University.
About DRUMLine Live
DRUMLine Live kicks off its second U.S. tour in the 2010-2011 season following its extremely successful 70-performance international tour in the 2008-2009 season. DRUMLine Live's energetic cast has honed its precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States.
This versatile group of musicians and dancers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. Equally at home with the hottest contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes and the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition, DRUMLine Live is thrilled to share the American marching band experience with a wider audience.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION
Special Event: DRUMLine Live
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8 p.m. - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Tickets range from $20 to $60. Tickets are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.