The Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Sound Edge Festival is slated to be one of today’s most exciting music and art festivals of its time. It will bring together creative talents from both the music and art industries for intense collaborations with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and across Birmingham.
The vision of ASO Music Director, Carlos Izcaray, the new 2017 Sound Edge Festival is a vibrant nine-day experience that is dedicated to breaking down music genres and goes further into the crossover connection of music and art will run from Feb 10-18, 2017.
The festival kicks off Friday, February 10th, with ASO: Amplied. The Alabama Symphony and former Chicago Symphony percussionist, Ted Atkatz, and his new band, NYCO, will perform a cutting edge collaboration at our first ever appearance at Iron City. The after party will be held at Iron City with Avondale beer specials.
NYCO (pronounced like Tyco or Geico!) was formed in Chicago in 2003 by frontman TED ATKATZ and a fellow musician in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rob Kassinger. The band played locally until Atkatz quit his job as Principal Percussionist of the Symphony to pursue the band full time. NYCO combines blue-eyed soul with jazz elements and quirky lyrics….