New Now Series

New Now Series

The New Now Series is filled with fresh, exciting shows that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. With cutting-edge shows from around the globe, the New Now Series will enchant everyone with the engaging new works.  No two shows in the series are the same!

The 2017 – 2018 New Now Series offers the chance to see the grueling Piano Battle between world-renowned pianists, the magical, multi-disciplinary Nufonia Must Fall, and ends with an all-new presentation from Ira Glass.

 

Piano Battle

Direct from Germany, Piano Battle is a grueling musical duel that has captivated international audiences. The masterminds behind Piano Battle are pianists, Paul Cibis and Andreas Kern. Both Cibis and Kern have performed around the world with their distinct, unique performance styles that will be showcased. The two artists will take turns to perform pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. The performance is divided into several rounds where their talents will be put to the test in Cullen Theater. At the end of each round, the audience will have an opportunity to vote for the winner and ultimately decide the winner of Piano Battle.

January 28, 2018

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Nufonia Must Fall

Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala under the direction of Oscar-nominated K.K. Barrett presents a magical, multi-disciplinary and theatrical adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack, Nufonia Must Fall. Nufonia Must Fall’s charming story centers around a headphones-sporting robot, who falls in love. This live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide original live scoring on piano, strings and turntables. The result of which is that the audience seems to be watching an animated film, but simultaneously sees puppets being filmed in real time.

February 9, 2018

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