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LUX Light & Sound Orchestra Kicks Off SouthNext Festival June 17

With a clash of symbols and a flash of light, LUX will open the SouthNext Festival at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 6 p.m.

LUX calls itself “an orchestra like no other.” The group sounds like a philharmonic on steroids and while its repertoire includes works from composers such as Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, tunes by the Beastie Boys and Bjork are also in the mix.

Besides creating “a symphonic clashing of styles” LUX also includes “a spectacle of light.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“We are excited to announce LUX will kick off the SouthNext Festival,” wrote LUX Music Director Brent Chancellor.

The second annual SouthNext Festival will explore and celebrate how art, music and ideas merge and collide at a one-of-a-kind festival June 17-19 in South Orange.

The key to the entire weekend is an all-access SouthNext wristband, which can be purchased for $30 ($15 for those under 21) at southnextnj.com.

And it all starts with LUX, which fits the festival’s theme of “creative collisions” perfectly with its fusion of the classical and the avant-garde.

Chancellor, who runs LUX with Concert Master Robert Radliff, called LUX “Bold, dramatic, unruly, visionary – LUX is an orchestral explosion, merging the worlds of high-energy performance and symphonic music. It’s an unparalleled musical experience.”

“This is the new classical!” said Chancellor.

Find out more about LUX at www.luxorch.com. Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/luxorch. Follow them on twitter at twitter.com/LUXorCH. Watch and hear more on YouTube here.

Who: LUX

What: South Next Festival 2016

When: Friday June 17th @ 6:00PM

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-next-tickets-22903848026?aff=lux

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