Watch ‘Baby Got Back’ Get a Symphony Orchestra Update, Incite an Onstage Dance Party
By Anam Baig
White girls went wild Saturday night (June 7) when the Seattle Symphony Orchestra kicked it old school with Sir Mix-A-Lot, performing the GRAMMY-winning 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” with strings, horns — and, yes, a jackdaw.
During this “orchestral movements from the hood” night, as the rapper dubbed it, women from the audience were invited to come up on stage to shake their stuff — and shake they did, despite wearing elegant gowns and dresses (via Gawker).
One woman even took center stage with Mix-A-Lot, twerking with everything she got.
French conductor and music director of the Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot led the orchestra with as much gusto for the ’90s hit as he would for Beethoven’s 5th. The composition was done by Gabriel Prokofiev, whose orchestral piece “Dial 1-900 Mix-A Lot” was performed earlier that night as homage to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s rapping style and a nod to the evolving state of pop music.