Opus 8 - B-Boy Meets Beethoven

Illharmonic

Opus 8 - B-Boy Meets Beethoven

When a young Jeffrey McNeill discovered that the Beastie Boys’ “Paul Revere” fit perfectly with the opening movement of Beethoven’s 5th, he discovered what would eventually become his life’s passion. Now fully grown, Jeffrey, aka Thee Phantom, and his wife, Andrea, aka The Phoenix, lead Illharmonic, an ensemble that fuses classical music with classic hip-hop. Garrett explores why this concept is important to them, and how it informs music lovers on both the hip-hop and classical music sides of the aisle. Garrett and Scott touch on their relationships with social media in the prelude, and the opus concludes with an Illharmonic performance.