On Saturday, February 16th, 2013 we attended the “WRO plays Dubstep” concert in Cologne.
For everyone that doesn’t know what this concert is all about, there is an easy explanation for this. “WRO” is short for “WDR Rundfunk Orchester” and seeing a complete Orchestra playing Dubstep is an amazing experience.
Doors opened at 9 p.m. And the “Gloria” slowly got filled with people. The audience was mixed. There was the younger crowd that you would usually meet at a “Bassliebe” Event, but there was also the crowd that you would meet at a classical concert.
The stage was packed with the complete Orchestra and instead of seating, which you would expect at a classical concert, there was standing only.
After a nice welcome, which included the information that the audience is more than welcome to dance, the concert started.
Jules Barkley, the conductor of the night, was rather young but did an amazing job. Viviane lend her voice to the mix of Orchestra sounds and Dubstep Beats and it complimented the complete arrangement perfectly. Plus the sound at the venue was great and so everyone enjoyed this really special concert.
Everyone that ever went to a classical concert knows that Orchestras usually don’t play encores, but this one did it, even tho Jules told the audience that they had run out of beats. So as the last song of the night they played “Heartbreaker” for the second time.
After this the Orchestra left the stage and the After Party began.
Last but not least we want to mention a highlight of this concert. The highlight wasn’t a song, it was the introduction Jules Barkley did for the complete Orchestra. He introduced them all like Rockstars, but got most excited about “THE TUBA”. He mentioned this instrument like 5 times and every time he did this the crowd went crazy.
This sold out event was “AWESOME”, there is no other word for it. And we really hope that One4ty will create another event like this in the near future.
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