Past Events

November 15th, 2017 to November 16th, 2017
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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November 9th, 2017 to November 18th, 2017
Montréal and Vancouver

various venues

November 4th, 2017
The Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour
The NOW Ensemble Plays Graphic Works (scores below!)
November 4, Orpheum Annex, 10:15 pm



April 29th, 2017
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.