Posted on | November 16, 2012 | No Comments
Thursday, November 22 – 8 pm
Jeff Younger’s Unsupervised and Tony Wilson’s Long Hand Trio
Tickets: $20/general, $15/members, $5 students
Friday, November 23 – 8 pm
Orkestra Futura under the Direction of Coat Cooke with Special Guests George E. Lewis and Giorgio Magnanensi
Tickets: $25/general, $20/members, $5 students
Saturday, November 24 – 8 pm
NOW Workshops Ensemble Concert – Come and hear the two new 15 piece bands that have exploded out of the workshops this fall!
Three nights will serve as the perfect setting for three unforgettable concerts. The first night will feature a pair of improvising groups each led by a brilliant guitarist. Jeff Younger’s Unsupervised and Tony Wilson’s Longhand Trio are blazing examples of Vancouver’s rich and vibrant scene. The second night will feature our own Orkestra Futura with two very special guests. We will be joined by legendary composer/improviser/instrumentalist George E. Lewis and composer/electronics artist Giorgio Magnanensi. Along with Coat Cooke, each of them will be presenting new work! Orkestra Futura features a stellar lineup: Lisa Miller (keyboards); DB Boyko (voice); Peter Hurst (voice); Jesse Zubot (violin); Brad Muirhead (bass/trombone); Kristian Naso (trumpet); Lee Hutzulak (electronics); Chad MacQuarrie (guitar); Clyde Reed (bass); and Skye Brooks (drums). Finally, our third night will feature our Workshops Ensembles. We will bring over 30 musicians from our annual Improvised Music Workshops to play at our Hear It NOW concert series for the first time.
The Society’s flagship ensemble is Orkestra Futura. With a 25-year history of playing improvised music as a large ensemble –originally known as the NOW Orchestra,– Orkestra Futura has gained international recognition and collaborated with Canadian and internationally renowned master musicians. Artistic Director Coat Cooke has toured Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Europe, collaborated on memorable projects with spoken word, dance and mixed media artists, and performed with many of the world’s great improvisers including George Lewis, Marilyn Crispell, and Wadada Leo Smith.
About New Orchestra Workshop Society
With a long history of innovation on the West Coast music scene, New Orchestra Workshop has been making waves internationally for 35 years. Their activities include commissioning new works, presenting improvised music in concerts, recording, and touring Canada and beyond under the direction of Coat Cooke. The New Orchestra Workshop provides key opportunities for musicians to gain musical experience and exposure to an improvisational community of creative artists and audiences.
The Society’s flagship ensemble is Orkestra Futura. Witha 25-year history of playing improvised music as a large ensemble (originally named the NOW Orchestra) has gained international recognition and collaborated with Canadian and internationally renowned master musicians such as Oliver Lake, Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, Wadada Leo Smith & Butch Morris.
New Orchestra Workshop is committed to and has been successful over the years in developing a growing, sophisticated audience looking for new and challenging musical experiences. The West Coast musical idiom is being shaped as a response to, and a reflection of our audience’s decree for innovation in music. West Coast Sound is eclectic – a product of what we see, think and produce in the early 21st century.