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NC Symphony: "Music of Radiohead Meets Brahms"

When: Wed., June 5, 8 p.m. 2013

When pop bands shift genres, strange things happen: Music executives get antsy, setting their risk assessors upon the sales estimates, and critics decide which side of the pan-or-praise fence they land. Radiohead's third album, OK Computer, set these wheels in motion with its deeply layered, atmospheric sound, inspired by the manic din of Miles Davis' groundbreaking fusion album Bitches Brew. Now the North Carolina Symphony gets into the act with a mashup of tunes from OK Computer and Brahms' hybrid First Symphony, itself called "Beethoven's Tenth" in its day. The Symphony's use of the word "mashup" isn't just to get you in the room: "Subterranean Homesick Alien" actually surges up out of the middle of the first movement. Co-creative director Steve Hackman, who arranged the evening, conducts the symphony and several guest vocalists. Ari Picker and Emma Nadeau of Lost in the Trees play an opening set. All seats are general admission; come early for food truck fare out front. —Chris Vitiello

Price: $20

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