Support the NOW Society - Improvising since 1977!
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2017 is the The NOW Society 's 40th year. Help us Celebrate!

This campaign (100% of funds) will support the Artists in the NOW Society 40th Anniversary Celebrations and contribute to protecting the NOW Society Archives.
The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society challenges and inspires, with improvisatory and compositional creation that reflects our highest ideals, embodying trust, generosity and the human experience. This is an ongoing campaign. Stage one- 40th Celebrations: The NOW Society 40th Anniversary Celebration, November 15 - 18, 2017 at the Roundhouse Community Centre, will highlight the significance of one of Canada's most important creative music collectives. The Society will celebrate with a four-day interactive archival installation, performances by the NOW Orchestra, the NOW Society Ensemble, new works by international composers Kris Davis and Lina Allemano and a panel discussion, outlining the achievements of hundreds of artists and collaborators. Stage two - NOW Archives. Following the 40th Anniversary Celebration, the Society will oversee the digitization of NOW Archives, the finalization of an arrangement and description of NOW materials and the creation an electronic finding aid, and will search for permanent housing for the NOW Archives, accessible to the public! 


Tracing its roots for 40 years, the NOW Society has a rich and varied history of presenting stellar new works in engaging and unique concerts, offering inspiring and informative improvisation workshops, collaborating with world renowned artists, commissioning and premiering new compositions by Canadian and international composers, and releasing celebrated recordings. NOW presents improvising ensembles drawn from the city’s premiere artists with instrumentation specific to each project. Deriving from contemporary new music, big band jazz and musique actuelle, NOW ensembles create community by linking improvisers from different disciplines with the shared goal of presenting innovative music. The NOW ensembles have performed in a multitude of venues and formats, from formal concert halls to DIY stages, from showcases to concerts and installations.

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NOW Society 2017 (yearly) Membership
  • 6 claimed
Receive a $5 discount at all NOW Society Concerts and be eligible for registration in Free Workshops!
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$20 CAD
Two NOW Society CDs
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To be retrieved at any NOW Anniversary Performance
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$50 CAD
Onomatopoiea ComicBook Graphic Score and Recording
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48-Page Comic Book Graphic Score, Cd Recording and Download Package
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$75 CAD
  • 6 bought
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Free entry to all 2018 NOW Society Concerts
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$500 CAD
  • 0 bought
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Improvisation by the NOW Society in Concert, whose theme is determined by the donor, and is dedicated to the donor.
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$1,000 CAD
Private Concert
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Private 1 hour concert with a trio of NOW musicians
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