41 artists! 11 bands! continuous music!
NOW proudly begins our 40th year by presenting a performance of George Lewis’ composition Shadowgraph 5. Eleven stellar NOW ensembles with connections to NOW that span four decades will present a four-hour stream of improvisatin and interpretation. This will be an informal community event (a potluck!).
Tickets $20 general $10 musicians and students
NOW members get $5 off tickets.
7:00 Sawdust Collector – James Meger, Cole Schmidt, Barbara Adler, Stephanie Cyr, Eden Solomon
7:20 Sandbox – Jeff Younger, Kristian Naso, Russel Sholberg, Bernie Arai
7:40 Nikki Carter Trio – Nikki Carter, Clyde Reed, Kenton Loewen
8:00 Now Ensemble – Lisa Cay Miller, James Meger, Skye Brooks, JP Carter
8:20 Paul Plimley Trio - Paul Plimley, Dylan van der Schyff, Clyde Reed
8:40 Unity – Roger Baird, Graham Ord, Paul Blaney, Bill Clark
9:20 NOW Workshop Ensemble - Margot Leigh Butler, Sheila Jones, Dave Todd, Ian Migicovsky, Johanna Hauser, Don Chow, Kenneth Schroeder, Michael DuBelko, Gary Wildeman
9:40 MuseArt Roger Baird, Ralph Eppel, Tony Wilson, Paul Blaney, François Houle
10:00 Merge Ensemble – Meredith Bates, Jeff Younger, Tom Wherret, Elisa Thorn
10:20 Freedman/Muller/ Reed/van der Schyff
10:40 Talking Pictures – Ron Samworth, Dylan van der Schyff, Peggy Lee, Bill Clark
Originally recorded by Muhal Richard Abrams with Anthony Davis, Douglas Ewart, Leroy Jenkins, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell and Abdul Wadud in 1978, Shadowgraph 5 was composed in 1977, the same year of the NOW Society’s beginnings. American composer George Lewis and his composition have a long standing history with NOW, the work was recorded in 1999 by the George Lewis & The Now Orchestra and released as George Lewis and the NOW Orchestra: The Shadowgraph Series by spool records.
Lewis on the NOW Orchestra release:
‘I regard the NOW Orchestra as one of the finest large ensembles active in the last twenty years. The combination of high levels of individual creativity and virtuosity with a strong sense of collectivity is a rare and treasured combination that the NOW Orchestra manifests very strongly.’