Here’s a cool event happening at Northwestern University (just around the corner from me). Peter Lloyd student and Civic Orchestra of Chicago bassist Josh Fink just sent me the following information. Josh informs me that there will be several cool bass solos:
Hail To The Thieves
The Gentlemen of NUCO Perform (mostly) Radiohead
Contact: Josh Fink, music director
Northwestern University-based ensemble The Gentlemen of NUCO will perform original arrangements of songs spanning Radiohead’s albums, as well as music by Bjork, The Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, and Sigur Ros.
Performances will be: January 16th and 17th at 8:30pm in Northwestern’s Regenstein Recital Hall (MCR), 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL. Sets will be completely different each night. Call the Pick-Staiger ticket office at 84 7.467.4000 for directions.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5. If you choose to attend both nights, the cover is optional the second.
All profits will be donated to SEED, Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, whose mission is to pioneer, teach, and model environmental stewardship so as to inspire our future leaders to act in ways that protect and sustain our planet. http://groups.northwestern.edu/seed
The group has been mentioned on www.therestisnoise.com, the blog of music critic and author Alex Ross.
Past performances have been selected as Editor’s Pick at Centerstage Chicago, www.centerstage.net
About The Gentlemen of NUCO:
Formed in 2005 when the only male members of the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra declared, “Ladies, leave the rock ‘n’ roll to us,” The Gentlemen of NUCO have forged a unique hybrid style: an uncanny mélange of classical training, rebellious spirit and stunning good looks. The ensemble has matured through collaborations with members of the Chicago and Milwaukee symphony orchestras, and composers Jason Seed and Andrew Jamieson. The Gentlemen are Charles Asch, Josh Fink, Yoshihiko Nakano, Hugh Palmer, Henry Wang, Corey Bertelsen and Patrick Slevin.