Remixing the Classics Christylez Bacon & William “Wytold” Lebing

Remixing the Classics Christylez Bacon & William “Wytold” Lebing

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Former Artists in Residence at The Music Center at Strathmore, recipients of multiple grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Montgomery County Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Maryland State Arts Council, the duo has performed in over 70 schools offering ‘Classical Hip-Hop’ educational programs to elementary, middle, and high school students.

They have been featured performers at the Columbia Festival, The National Gallery of Art and numerous embassies in the District of Columbia. In 2016 the duo co-composed the score for Wooly Mammoth Theater’s critically acclaimed play, “An Octoroon” in which Wytold was a featured performer onstage throughout the show.

Twice a year they collaborate with award-winning poets on a week-long “Music and Words” workshop for wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir.

In 2015, the duo was invited to collaborate on the National Symphony Orchestra’s “NSO In Your Neighborhood” series on a program which featuring fully orchestrated versions of their original compositions performed with the NSO and a DJ to a crowd of over 2,000 at Echostage. In 2016 they performed a version of “Remixing the Classics” especially for family audiences along with the NSO at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall and were invited to collaborate with the NSO in early 2017 on for another “NSO In Your Neighborhood Concert” at THEARC in SE Washington, DC.

 

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November 19, 2016