Published: September 06, 2013

The University of Tampa will host the NOW Ensemble on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., for a performance featuring the premiere of Chimera, a new chamber work by UT faculty composer, Bradford Blackburn.

The guest artist concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.

The NOW Ensemble is a group of performers and composers with a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass and piano. The ensemble works to bring a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition. Ensemble members include Alex Sopp, flute; Sara Budde, clarinet; Mark Dancigers, electric guitar; Logan Coale, double bass; and Michael Mizrahi, piano.

The NOW Ensemble was recently featured in Plan of the City, an animated music video, conceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, about the architecture of New York City blasting off to outer space and resettling on Mars. The score for the video by composer Judd Greenstein was created in parallel with the visual elements, producing what Anne Midgette from the Washington Post describes as "one of the best matches of visuals to music I have seen."

For additional information, contact Bradford Blackburn at