George Hurd in NY and DC

George Hurd and The Hurd Ensemble are coming to New York and D.C., seamlessly blending percussive, kaleidoscopic electronics with evocative, traditionally-composed classical music. They will perform at Spectrum in NYC on Sat. July 23rd, leading up to their Mon. July 25th show at the Kennedy
Center’s Millennium Stage. The only event taking place at Spectrum in July, they will be playing music from Hurd’s album Navigation Without Numbers (Innova, 2016) which has received national and international praise for its adventurous, genre-bending take on classical composition,
including multiple features on WNYC’s New Sounds, Q2/WFMT, All About Jazz and BBC Radio 3.

Hurd is coming to the Millennium Stage by special request of celebrated Kennedy Center composer-in-residence Mason Bates. “George and I share a passion for electro-acoustic classical music,” said Bates, a fellow Bay Area composer whose Stereo Is King came out on Innova in 2014. “I have very much enjoyed the powerful and unique works he has created with his own ensemble. These pieces integrate electronic sounds and classical instruments in creative and visceral ways.”

Opening the show at Spectrum will be Kills to Kisses – solo bass/vocal/electronics act by Australian double-bass pioneer Lisa Dowling (Concert Black). Praised as “Bjork-like” and “innovative” by The New York Times, Lisa has been an influential force in the NY post-classical scene for years. Hurd will be closing out the Spectrum show, performing electronics within his group, comprised of violin, cello, upright bass and piano. More information available at George Hurd’s website:


Saturday, July 23rd – 8pm with Kills to Kisses
Spectrum – 121 Ludlow St., 2nd Floor, NY, NY
$15 sliding scale

Monday, July 25th – 5:30 doors, 6pm show
Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage – 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC