Combo Nuvo, an eclectic improvisational ensemble composed of artists and faculty from the jazz studies program at New York University, will premiere its new collaboration with the NYU Symphony on Friday, Oct. 26. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street. The performance is free and open to the public. [Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th St.); R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Place)]

Combo Nuvo, featuring Dave Schroeder, woodwinds, chromatic harmonica; Brad Shepik, acoustic guitar; Rich Shemaria, piano; Mike Richmond, cello; and John Hadfield, percussion, will be joined by legendary saxophonist Lenny Pickett (musical director, “Saturday Night Live” Band; horn, Tower of Power) along with the NYU Symphony conducted by Gabriel Alegria. This performance will also include an interactive visual presentation featuring the artwork of Ellen Colcord.

Combo Nuvo combines influences ranging from jazz and classical to R&B and world music. And, in collaboration with the NYU Symphony, this evening is certain to forge new musical territory.

For tickets and more information, the public is directed to call the Steinhardt Box Office at 212.998.5424 or visit

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