Making Music NOW!


The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society proudly presents the finest improvisers from Vancouver and abroad.

The members of the NOW ensembles perform improvised and composed music that will astound and challenge you! 


2017 is the NOW Society's 40th year!

Coming up

The NOW 40th Anniversary Presentation: Shadowgraph 5 Marathon

at the Western Front – April 29, 7 pm 303 8 AVE E  buy tickets




The NOW Society is pleased to begin to celebrate their 40th year by presenting performance of Dr. George E. Lewis’ composition Shadowgraph 5. The piece will be presented in marathon form, a continuous four-hour stream of music performed by eleven ensembles with connections to the NOW Society’s past and present including Talking Pictures, the Freedman/Muller/Reed/Van der Schyff, Merge Ensemble, Unity, the Nikki Carter Trio, the NOW ensemble, MuseArt, Sandbox, Paul Plimley trio and the Sawdust Collectors ensemble and the NOW improv workshop group.



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