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This Week

Terry and Gyan Riley

May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm Terry and Gyan Riley share the stage for a special concert sharing their talents.

New York Philharmonic Presents: CONTACT!

May 22, 2017 - 7:30pmA Co-Presentation of the New York Philharmonic and National SawdustCONTACT! returns to Brooklyn’s National Sawdust — “the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks” (New York magazine) — for another season of “must-hear adventures” (The New York Times). Experience two World Premieres; music by Pulitzer Prize winners Elliott Carter, David Lang, and Jacob Druckman; and much more.

Chamber Music America presents: Edward Simon & Afinidad and Mivos Quartet

May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm Celebrate National Chamber Music Month with this free event, featuring two highly acclaimed and distinctive ensembles: the “daring and ferocious” Mivos Quartet (The Chicago Reader) and Edward Simon’s "dramatically expansive” Afinidad (Downbeat Magazine).

The Nouveau Classical Project: Currents

May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm The Nouveau Classical Project, an ensemble hailed for “bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre” (VICE), will premiere new electro-acoustic works and celebrate the marriage of tradition and technology in Currents.

Disrupt Series: Aerial East with Julia Crockett & Group: PORTRAITS

May 25, 2017 - 10:00pm Portraits is an original and unreleased work for movement, voice and string quartet by Aerial East, Julia Crockett, and Maxim Moston. In response to the current political and cultural climate, the evening aims to provide refuge from the oppressive onslaught of imagery and sound. The artists intend to create an atmosphere that fosters community and relieves anxiety.

Amid the Noise

May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm Amid the Noise is a set of short pieces exploring many forms of noise framed by drones and consistent yet subtly changing harmonies. They were conceived as small soundtracks for everyday moments in everyday life.

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    Each summer we open our space to local artists for short residencies dedicated to developing new works

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