DOORS @ 7:30 / SHOWS @ 8PM, UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE
NOW Ensemble • Paul Brill Dec 157:00 Door 7:30 Show $12.00 suggested donationWith a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, NOW Ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with the musical influences that reflect the diverse backgrounds of its members. Newsweek recently wrote of NOW Ensemble: “Striking a balance between the old and the new has rarely sounded this good.” The ensemble will perform new works written for them by Missy Mazzoli, Gabriella Smith, Jonghee Kang, as well as new music written by members of the group.
Following early adventures as a performing songwriter, Paul Brill pivoted towards film scoring and earned consecutive Emmy Nominations on his first three films. Recently, during quieter and lonelier times, the songwriting spirit unexpectedly reawakened with fury and fired out Brill’s wildly ambitious new musical breakthrough/breakdown: The Cost of Believing – a theatrical Libretto-Ballet/Musical/Film/Song-Cycle examining physical and emotional isolation, the lengths we travel to find fulfillment, and the revival we confront in the pursuit of truth and faith. Paul and his chamber ensemble will perform a fully orchestra run-through of The Cost of Believing at his debut Owl performance.