Enthusiastic fans greet Mobile Symphony concert with Pentatonix

Posted on: December 17, 2013

“The Mobile Symphony Orchestra and a cappella pop stars Pentatonix made much more than music at this weekend’s sold-out ‘Holiday Harmonies’ concerts. They made history,” writes Tamara Ikenberg in Sunday’s (12/15) Mobile Press-Register (Alabama). “The Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows at the Saenger Theatre marked the first time that Pentatonix, winner of the third season of NBC’s reality singing competition ‘The Sing-Off,’ ever sang with an orchestra. The shows were also the first stop on Pentatonix’s U.S. tour. ‘You’d think (a cappella and an orchestra) would be like oil and water, but it blended beautifully,’ said Pentatonix fan Jenny Burson, 33. … Pentatonix and the MSO (mostly the strings) collaborated on songs including ‘Angels We Have Heard on High,’ British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap’s gothic alt-rock masterpiece ‘Aha!,’ and ‘Carol of the Bells.’ … Pentatonix is made up of lead singers Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kirstie Maldonado, bass Avi Kaplan and vocal percussionist extraordinaire Kevin Olusola…. At times during Saturday’s show, the crowd was so loud and impassioned it seemed like Justin Bieber was singing at The Saenger. The crowd screamed ‘We love you!’ and shrieked and hollered like crazed teenyboppers.”

Posted December 17, 2013