Concert notes, new address for Nik and Nancy
Tuesday February 28th 2006, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Performances

LAST PERFORMANCE OF NIK PHELPS AND THE SPROCKET ENSEMBLE

Yes, after many false starts Nik and Nancy are indeed moving to Belgium, and
Thursday night will be the last chance to see the amazing collection of
contemporary animation that they have brought back from their European
travels and enjoy the trio of Nik, Nancy and renowned Animation historian
Karl Cohen giving insights into the History of Animation through Music.

7:00 PM Nik and Nancy present a historic overview of animated films using
music and sound in unusual and diverse ways from Joie de Vivre (1934 ) to
Fetch (2001). All ages welcome.

9:00 PM Nik and the Ensemble - Violinist Ellen Gronningen, Pianist Larry
Dunlap, and Bassist Andrew Higgins, Nik’s “dream team of musicians”,
perform Nik’s scores to the best of Contemporary European animation from
Belgium, Russia, Switzerland and Portugal to name a few. The concert ends
with Nina Paley’s FETCH! with Nik and the Ensemble performing his original
scores live with a special guest star.

Thursday, March 2

Balboa Theatre

3630 Balboa Street @ 37th Avenue

Nik and Nancy now have a new address that will be good for the next 6 months
and/or until we send you our permanent address in Belgium:

Nik Phelps & Nancy Denney-Phelps

Post Office Box 170366

San Francisco, California

94117
www.Balboamovies.com



Absolutely the last Bay Area performances by Nik Phelps and the Sprocket Ensemble at the Balboa Theater
Thursday February 23rd 2006, 1:06 am
Filed under: Performances

FINAL, ABSOLUTELY LAST NIK PHELPS AND THE SPROCKET ENSEMBLE FAREWELL
PERFORMANCE

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

Balboa Theatre

3630 Balboa Street @ 37th Avenue in San Francisco

Two DIFFERENT shows 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Separate Admission for each program: $10.00

Just when we thought that we had given our last Bay Area performance and
turned our creative talents to sorting through 20 years of our life, Gary
Meyer and the Balboa Theatre honored us by asking Nik and I to present two
special programs of our work. If you missed our Trinity Chapel performance
here is another chance to see and hear NIK AND THE SPROCKET ENSEMBLE before
we leave for Europe in April — if you have never experienced our live
performance be sure not to miss MARCH 2 at the Balboa Theatres

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Sprocket Ensemble Concert reminder
Wednesday February 01st 2006, 4:08 pm
Filed under: Performances

LAST EAST BAY PERFORMANCE OF NIK PHELPS AND THE SPROCKET ENSEMBLE

Nik and Nancy really are moving to Belgium — their landlord is selling
their home and they have to be out by 31 March so on Saturday February 4th
NIK PHELPS AND THE SPROCKET ENSEMBLE will give their last East Bay
Appearance before moving to Belgium.

Nancy and Nik have curated a program of their favorite films that they have
brought back from their travels to Europe, and Nik has composed evocative
music for each film to be performed live to this contemporary animation.
Whether you are a long time fan or just interested in European animation
this is a must see program.

Saturday February 4th at 8 PM

Trinity Concert Series, at Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana Street    (between
Bancroft Way & Durant Avenue)

in Berkeley

Advance tickets:  510/ 549-3864

Admission   $12.00 general

$8.00 Senior, Disabled and Students