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Master class: NOW Ensemble

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Free and open to the public.

The vibrant performers and composers that make up NOW Ensemble present a master class.

...the formal elegance of chamber music with a pop-honed concision and rhythmic vitality.

Time Out New York

NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass and piano, the ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with the musical influences that reflect the diverse backgrounds of its members. Increasingly focusing on work that fearlessly crosses boundaries of musical genre and artistic media, NOW Ensemble’s recent collaborations span work with homemade electronics guru Dan Deacon to multimedia opera with producer Beth Morrison and composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli. Performances have been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered” and live on WNYC, and its sophomore album Awake charted at No. 1 in Amazon's Classical Chamber Music Charts. NOW's collaboration with filmmaker Joshua Frankel, Plan of the City, was praised in the Washington Post, The Huffington Post and The New Yorker critic Alex Ross's blog, where it was hailed as "gorgeous." Since 2004, NOW has worked with over 60 of today's most exciting composers, including Nico Muhly, Timothy Andres, Judd Greenstein, Kathryn Alexander, Jason Treuting and Sean Friar. NOW has performed this new repertoire at such venues as Miller Theater, Merkin Hall, the Bang on a Can Marathon, The Kitchen NYC, The Stone, the Carlsbad Festival, the Festival International Chihuahua, the Look and Listen Festival, The Music Gallery Toronto, Sarasota's New Music New College, the Southern Exposure Series, Pittsburgh's Music on the Edge, Cal Arts, MIT and Julliard.

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Free and open to the public.