"I'm Rocking With a 50 Piece Orchestra this January!"
INVISIBLE MAN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THEE PHANTOM & THE ILLHARMONIC WITH THE AMAZON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HIP-HOP ORCHESTRA IN SEATTLE!
(Seattle, WA) Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra make their Seattle debut on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 6PM at Benaroya Hall, presented by Invisible Man Productions. This one-night-only “part B-boy, part Beethoven” event combines hip-hop, a fierce soul songstress, a party-rocking DJ, and a fire-breathing MC backed by the Amazon Symphony Orchestra.
Fronted by husband-and-wife duo Thee Phantom and The Phoenix, the ensemble is only the third hip-hop group to headline New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall. Thee Phantom (Jeffrey McNeill) got his start at just 8 years old, mixing together Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the Beastie Boys’ track “Paul Revere.” He was the first hip-hop artist to perform at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, joined by musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Thee Phantom has released the original albums Hero Complex, Making of an Underdog, and Maniac Maestro. The Phoenix (Andrea McNeill), who serves as the Mistress of Ceremonies, has toured internationally as a vocalist and MC and is featured on Thee Phantom’s three albums.
The Amazon Symphony Orchestra of Seattle is a non-audition music organization open to all Amazon employees. Their mission is to create a supportive environment for musicians at Amazon from all skill levels and backgrounds while sharing their love of music with each other, Amazon and surrounding communities.
Learn more about Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra in the ensemble’s web-series “Making of the Orchestra.”
A portion of the Ticket Sales will be donated to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
“The music’s depth and eclecticism is a powerful example of the malleability of hip-hop, disparate musical forces that shouldn’t work are held together by the strength of passion and lifelong dedication.” - WXPN
“Many hip-hop artists spend their days scouring record bins for choice samples to rap over, but rarely do they go out and find an actual orchestra. As rapper Thee Phantom, Jeff McNeill is doing just that.” – The Japan Times
“You have an ensemble that’s on the brink of something truly innovative.” – YourClassical