Past Events

April 29
Western Front

303 8 AVE E Vancouver








The NOW Society was pleased to begin to celebrate their 40th year by presenting performance of Dr. George E. Lewis’ composition Shadowgraph 5. The piece was 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, 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.

Montréal and Vancouver

various venues

November 9 - 17

Trading Places: Un Échange d'Improvisateurs

Resident Artists: Vicky Mettler (guitar) Ellwood Epps (trumpet)

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November 4
The Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour
The NOW Ensemble Plays Graphic Works (scores below!)
November 4, Orpheum Annex, 10:15 pm



December 14
Selector Records

8 East Pender St. Vancouver

Gary Wildeman's 48-page graphic comic book score

7:00 pm Free     

Workshop: the Onomatopoeia Comic Score

8:30 pm by Donation     

The NOW Society Ensemble performs Onomatopoiea

January 23
Vancouver Art Gallery


Courtroom 302
Free Admission
Carol Sawyer - voice
Lisa Cay Miller - piano
Elisa Thorn - harp
Katie Rife - percussion


Roundhouse Community Center

181 Roundhouse Mews


November 15 - 18, 2017

General $25 | Students and Musicians $10    

40th Anniversary Pass $30

The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society commemorates their 40th year with performances of new works in a four-day interactive archival and performative installation, placing the Society as one of Canada's most significant improvisatory creative music collectives.

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