Press – Mercury Soul
 

Press

WASHINGTON POST

“[Mercury Soul] aims to present ‘classical music in new ways to a new generation.’ Pairing the orchestra with electronic music and bringing both to new audiences is a noble pursuit, and Bates… should be applauded.”

 

SFist

“Mercury Soul brings classical music into [the club], blending it in with the beats of DJs, and making it relevant to the club crowd. The encounter of the old with the new worked seamlessly.”

 

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“At a time when symphony orchestras nationwide are trolling for audience magnets — the type of new material that can lure members of generations X & Y along with older subscribers — Bates just might have that bait.”

THE MIAMI HERALD

“In spite of his young age, one can already perceive in Shwartz the lineage of the true ‘maestros.’”

 

THE ATLANTA CONSTITION-JOURNAL

“Patterson’s visual additions were at once properly subdued and brilliant, elevating music and text into a complete and sensory experience.”

 

SYMPHONY MAGAZINE

“Many artists in one of these worlds have dabbled in the other. But Bates is the first to carry on two careers in tandem, and win credibility in both arenas.”