Alt-classical groups Victoire and NOW Ensemble at the Atlas in DC

From The Washington Post:

Labels in music are hopelessly inadequate, yet there’s a reason we keep turning to them. They are useful, for instance, in indicating what kind of concert it was that the two excellent young groups Victoire and the NOW Ensemble offered at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, courtesy of the Library of Congress. “Contemporary music” evokes visions of serialist knottiness; “alt-classical” better conjures up the mood of new classical music with an indie-rock sensibility, combined with amplification and a synthesizer or guitar, that prevailed on Saturday night.

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