In September, The Wordless Music Series had their inaugural event. It featured Nels Cline from Wilco, pianist Jenny Lin and composer/multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp. At first we were a bit apprehensive of a concert without any vocals whatsoever, but we're warming up to the idea (the above video helped). Pairing classical and instrumental indie-rockers in a chamber music setting is actually pretty brilliant.

Tonight we'll definitely be heading over to the second show of the series, which will feature Andrew Bird. They're calling it a violin recital, which is cute, but we bet he'll even whistle a little! Joining Bird will be the duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw and pianist Steven Beck.

Tonight // 6:30 reception, 7:30 concert // The Good Shepherd-Faith Church at 152 West 66th Street // $20

And we've also got some details on the next installments in series. They will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, with an ensemble led by Charles Spearin from Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, with a classical-music performers tba. There will be another on Tuesday, February 20, with young Japanese marimba virtuoso Ayano Kataoka and the Texas rock band Explosions in the Sky. Can't wait!