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Table Music Brunch: New Vintage Baroque

February 12, 2017 - 12:00pm Table Music at National Sawdust is a one of a kind music series created and curated by Juilliard graduate and historical oboist Lindsay McIntosh, featuring a fresh and innovative young Baroque ensemble, New Vintage Baroque.

Written for Talea: New Works by Diaz de Leon, Fineberg, Eckardt

February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm As a part of the Talea Ensemble’s ongoing series, Written for Talea, the ensemble presents an evening of world premieres composed by some of the world’s most exciting living composers. 2017’s edition will include Joshua Fineberg, a Berlin-based American spectralist, whose new work features performers spatialized throughout the venue; Jason Eckardt’s gnarly guitar concerto featuring rising star Nico Couck, and heavy metal hero; Mario Diaz de Leon, combining his Scelsi-inspired harmonies with blood curdling electronics.

DISRUPT (series): Collaboration of Jan St. Werner, Sufjan Stevens, Kid Millions and Benjamin Lanz with Special Guests

February 18, 2017 - 7:00pm Jan St. Werner (Mouse On Mars), Sufjan Stevens (The National, Danielson, Sisyphus), Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National, LNZNDRF) have played together in various configurations, bands, projects and one-offs, but never as all four. This quartet, along with some special guests, will enjoy improvised moments of togetherness, communicating devices, turning knobs, mashing buttons, stomping boxes and dragging horns around a skyscrapered room.

The B(LA)K Experience

February 18, 2017 - 10:00pm The B(LA)K experience is a performative memoir of L.A.’s traumas and shifts growing up in Brooklyn, NY from the early 90’s til present day. The B(LA)K performance will dive deep into LA's personal stories that speaks towards the current climatic variables such as racism, police brutality, crime, gentrification, classim and how the these once implicit issues in NYC, now are at the forefront of changing Brooklyn natives lives forever. B(LA)K is how the surroundings effects the child, and how these effects transfer to the young adult, leaving valleys of issues that follow into adulthood. B(LA)K is for everyone but is dedicated to the stories of Black Womanhood in Brooklyn, NYC.

Attacca Quartet: Recently Added

February 19, 2017 - 7:00pm First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners and Listeners’ Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles.

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