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Sweetbird: Peggy Lee, Tony Wilson, Ron Samworth, Lisa Cay Miller , JP Carter, Mike Brown, Chad MacQuarrie, Paul Blaney, Bernie Arai, Jill Townsend

Fri. September 11th 2015 8pm doors at 7:30pm PAL Studio Theatre (All Ages) 8pm doors at 7:30pm
$20 General, $10 Students ($5 member discount)
Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sweetbird-tickets-18232508925
Presented by: NOW Orchestra Workshop Society
Join us on the 8th floor of PAL Studio Theatre and Patio for the fall NOW Society Concert on September 11, 2015.

Guest Artists:
Peggy Lee - cello
Tony Wilson - guitar

New works by:
Ron Samworth
Tony Wilson
Jill Townsend
Lisa Cay Miller

NOW ensemble:
JP Carter - trumpet
Mike Brown - bass clarinet
Ron Samworth - guitar
Chad MacQuarrie - guitar
Lisa Cay Miller - piano
Paul Blaney - bass
Bernie Arai - drums

New works by Ron Samworth, Tony Wilson, Jill Townsend and Lisa Cay Miller celebrate enduring spirits and beautiful souls with songs for Ross Taggart, Ron Samworth, Kenny Wheeler, Claude Ranger and Lincoln Nordstrand.

Vancouver’s hidden gem, the Pal Studio Theatre and patio and will provide the backdrop for the music and community gathering.

20% of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to the BC Cancer Society with opportunities for additional donations.

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

From Shakespeare’s Sonnet #73

NOW Society gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders, sponsors, and partners:
Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Gramma Publications, and BC Cancer Society.

Tony Wilson

Guitar & Composition/Songwriting from Vancouver, BC more info

Ron Samworth (Jazz)

Guitarist/composer Ron Samworth, a cornerstone of Canada’s creative music community, has a keen ear for unusual textures and approaches improvising with a unique structural conception. He leads the acclaimed quartet Talking Pictures and composes for theatre, film, and dance projects. Samworth has performed with Barry Guy, Wayne Horvitz, Han Benni... more info

JP Carter (experimental instrumentalist)

Projects include Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, Tony Wilson 6tet, Great Aunt Ida, Carsick and the Aeroplane Trio... more info

Chad MacQuarrie (Varies from punk to jazz to ethnic to classical)

Current bands include: Assertion Karen Foster Doundounba Vag Demons more info
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