Sun December 12th, 2021
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 5:00PM
Show Time: 6:00PM
Event Ticket: $20-$25
Day of Show: $20-$25
With critical acclaim from former President Barack Obama, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, MOJO, NPR, BBC, TIME, and many more, New Amsterdam wraps up their phenomenal 2021 release year with a celebratory night of performances by NOW Ensemble, Phong Tran, and Charlotte Greve + Khorikos Choir!
NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, the 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. NOW has brought some of the most exciting composers of their generation to national and international recognition.
Charlotte Greve is a Brooklyn-based, German-born alto saxophonist, composer, and singer. As a front-woman, she has released seven albums, two of which received the ECHO Jazz Prize (the German equivalent of a GRAMMY). As a side-woman, Greve continues to collaborate with different artists such as singer Arooj Aftab, dancer Isabel Umali, drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, pianist Marta Sanchez and songwriter Grey McMurray.
Phong Tran is a Brooklyn-based composer, electronic musician, and visual artist. Alongside Darian Donovan Thomas (Moses Sumney, Arooj Aftab), Tran also forms half of the synth and violin duo MEDIAQUEER. His works are heavily inspired by the sound of early synthesizers. Much of his work is made through late-night Wikipedia dives while obsessing over things like simulation theory, abstract story structure, RPGs, and vaporwave eccojams.
Sean Friar grew up in Los Angeles, where his first musical experiences were in rock and blues piano improvisation. His music keeps in touch with the energy and communicative directness of those musical roots, now along with an expansive classical sensibility that is refreshingly new and solidly mature, taking on a sense of joy in the process of discovery, suspense, and surprise that classical music continuously champions.