Upcoming

Saturday, December 16, 2017
8:00 PM
ROVA PLAYS WADADA LEO SMITH
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE @ The Lab SF
The Lab
2948 16th Street
San Francisco 94103
415-864-8855
http://www.thelab.org/projects/2017/12/15/wadada-leo-smith-create
Description:
Rova will perform an extraordinary quartet work commissioned from Wadada Leo Smith at the turn of the century, "The M'ad Din". The extended work will be part of a two day festival of Wadada's music, CREATE, December 15-16.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00 PM
ROVA (+1):
ROVA's 40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
The Lab SF
2948 16th Street
San Francisco 94103
415-864-8855
http://www.thelab.org/projects/2018/1/27/rova-plus-one-featuring-dohee-lee-wobbly-and-angela-c-villa
Description:
Rova celebrates its 40th anniversary in keeping with their ongoing mission to build and nurture the great improviser community with an exciting evening of collaboration. Rova (+1) will be comprised of 3 separate interactions with artists, Wobbly, Dohee Lee, and ACVilla. The range of creative disciplines will engage Rova in various ways that will reflect on the quartet's long history of working with invited guests--a history that includes partnering with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Pamela Z, Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Miya Masaoka, Nels Cline, Fred Frith, Satoko Fujii, and dozens of others. Come celebrate a very special milestone with Rova!
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8:00 PM
Rova Plays Atlanta, GA
First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta
470 Candler Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Description:
Friday, March 23, 2018
8:00 PM
Rova Plays the Big Ears Festival
Electric Ascension + Sound in Space
March 22 - 25, 2018
Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, Tennessee
Description:
Rova’s excited to announce our premiere appearance at Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival, March 22 – 25, 2018!

Declared “one of the most quietly earth-shattering, subtly luminous festivals the world over” by The Oxford American Magazine, Big Ears Festival is a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance and the visual arts.

Rova will perform twice during the festival. Joined by a lineup of creative luminaries, Orkestrova 2018 will present John Coltrane’s Ascension, reimagined as Electric Ascension.

In its traditional quartet formation, Rova will also perform a unique site-specific set, Sound in Space, designed to explore the enhanced acoustic properties of the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Watch this space for more details about personnel for Electric Ascension.