NOW Orchestra Plays Braxton Tonight in Vancouver

Source: Georgia Straight.

For both cultural and sonic diversity, it’s going to be hard to top the 11-piece version of the NOW Orchestra that artistic director Lisa Cay Miller has assembled for the long-running ensemble’s next concert. Joining Miller on piano will be Taiwanese-Canadian erhu virtuoso Lan Tung, Chinese-Canadian zheng player Geling Jiang, Portuguese-born cellist Marina Hasselberg, recent Montreal transplant Joshua Zubot on violin, electronic musician Roxanne Nesbitt, and five pillars of the local improv scene in the form of trumpeter Bill Clark, bassist James Meger, guitarist Ron Samworth, saxophonist Graham Ord, and drummer Skye Brooks. If that’s not enough, they’ll be working with four guest artists: singer and composer Russell Wallace, of the Lil’wat Nation; saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, from Germany by way of Brooklyn; Seattle-based clarinetist James Falzone; and Indo-American singer and accordionist Kamala Sankaram.