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FRKWYS Vol. 14 – Nue With Tashi Wada, Yoshi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel

October 2nd, 2018 - 7pm doors • 8pm show The Brooklyn-based record label RVNG Intl. for forward-reaching artists is curating a series of concerts at the nexus of classic sensibility and contemporary sentimentality.

John Zorn Presents: Bill Frisell + Ikue Mori Duet

August 29th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show This month’s concert features music by Bill Frisell and Ikue Mori. Frisell is a Grammy–nominated composer and guitarist who has been hailed as “one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists of our time” (New York Times), and Mori was a core member of the epochal no wave band DNA that reshaped the landscape of experimental rock and noise music.

The Revolution Vol. 30

August 25th, 2018 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

Alan Braufman

August 3rd, 2018 - 7pm doors • 8pm show Alan and his band will perform his free jazz album Valley of Search live for the first time in over 40 years.  Originally released in 1975 by India Navigation, Valley of Search has enjoyed a cult status and captures a unique and very alive historical slice of New York’s creative improvised jazz underground.  This show commemorates the first ever reissue of the album on June 29.

The Revolution Vol. 29

July 28th, 2018 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

Natti Vogel

July 28th, 2018 — 7pm After two previous sold out album concerts, Vogel returns to National Sawdust for two shows this July, where the full body of his work will be on display.

Sinkane presents Honeyfingers

July 27th, 2018 – 6pm doors • 7pm show Honeyfingers, the Jonny Lam led band that’s made waves for its brand of “country jazz and western swing,” presents music drawn from Lam’s myriad experiences, including as a Chinese-American.

John Zorn Presents: Laura Ortman

July 25th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show The wealth of talent from Indigenous America takes the stage, as celebrated White Mountain Apache violinist Laura Ortman will perform in collaboration with multi-instrumentalists Raven Chacon (Navajo) and Timothy Long (Choctaw).

Natti Vogel

July 20th, 2018 — 7pm After two previous sold out album concerts, Vogel returns to National Sawdust for two shows this July, where the full body of his work will be on display.

Jojo Abot: FYFYA WOTO | “POWER TO THE GOD WITHIN”

July 14th, 2018 - 7:00pm A multi sensory experience inviting the community into a sacred and shared space provoked and stimulated by expressions of identity, community and spirituality. Through moving and still imagery, multi media art installations, sound and performance art, the artist invites you to reimagine your SELF and the world you occupy daily.

Sinkane presents Caparundi

July 13th, 2018 – 6pm doors • 7pm show Sinkane (born Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab in London, England) is a Sudanese-American musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop.

John Zorn’s COBRA

June 30th, 2018 – 6pm doors • 7pm show This evening is a full, woman-led performance of Cobra (1984), a frequently performed John Zorn masterwork hailed by the New York Times for its “tangible, underlying humor.” A piece for improvisers and prompter, it is an essential snapshot of Zorn’s trademark style of unpredictability.

John Zorn Presents Films by Maya Deren, Marie Menken, and Raha Raissnia

June 29th, 2018 – 9:30m doors • 10pm show Live the magic of watching a film with a John Zorn soundtrack performed live in the same room. The work of three incredible 20th century women filmmakers—Maya Deren, Marie Menken, and Raha Raissnia—will be on display.

John Zorn Presents Women Visionaries: Inspirations from Hildegard von Bingen, Hilma af Klint, and Agnes Martin

June 29th, 2018 – 6pm doors • 7pm show This concert celebrates recent work by John Zorn that draws material from seminal composers Hilma af Klint, Hildegard von Bingen, and Agnes Martin. To complete the immersive experience, specially curated images of the three composers will surround the performers.

John Zorn Presents: Jon Irabagon

June 27th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show Composer and revolutionary saxophonist Jon Irabagon premieres After Talk, a new song cycle for classical voice, piano and improvising saxophone. Irabagon's intergenerational collaborations have garnered worldwide rave reviews, and he combines both worlds tonight in a brand new long-form work that depicts a relationship from start to finish and all the love, anger and anguish in between.

Jonah Sirota – Strong Sad Album Release Concert

June 26th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm showViolist Jonah Sirota, currently of the Grammy-nominated Chiara String Quartet, celebrates his newest National Sawdust Tracks album, STRONG SAD, a classical new music commissioning and recording project featuring newly composed elegies by some of today’s most vital composers.

Contemporaneous with Face the Music

June 24th, 3:30 doors • 4pm show Contemporaneous, the 21-piece ensemble lauded as “ferocious” by the New York Times, performs And Flowers Showered, an immersive evening-length exploration of the self through music, movement, and visual art.

The Revolution Vol. 28

June 23rd, 2018 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

POSTPONED: Songs of David Del Tredici and Eric Moe

June 20, 2018 - 7:00pm Songs of Eric Moe and David Del Tredici. Will include Moe's & a Warm Hello From the Alien Ant Farm and selections from Del Tredici's Gay Life, Three Baritone Songs, Penis Poems and others

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns

June 19th – 7pm & 10:30pm Drag queen Sasha Velour (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9) presents Nightgowns, an evening of short drag performances. Each month features a new lineup of performers, using gender, dance, music, fashion, and visual art in combination to explore both the political and the personal…surprisingly funny, moving, and glamorously queer!

Beth Orton

June 18th, 2018 - 7pm doors • 8pm show Beth Orton is one of the most unique and beguiling voices in British music. Over two decades she has proved herself to be a peerless artist able to effortlessly bridge the previously unseen musical gaps between the Chemical Brothers and Bert Jansch.

Beth Orton

June 17th, 2018 - 7pm doors • 8pm show Beth Orton is one of the most unique and beguiling voices in British music. Over two decades she has proved herself to be a peerless artist able to effortlessly bridge the previously unseen musical gaps between the Chemical Brothers and Bert Jansch.

The Wolfgang

June 17th, 2018 — 2pm doors • 3pm show Step into an afternoon with one of the world’s premier rising piano trios. Composed of three incisive and expressive women, The Wolfgang is a collective of three acclaimed soloists who have performed together for the past three years. Their breadth of experience as well as their deep familiarity with one another result in unique performances from the classical repertoire. Piazzola, Rachmaninoff and Fanny Mendelssohn are the composers in tonight’s program.

Sinkane presents Underground System

June 16th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show Fresh off a sensational appearance at Snarky Puppy’s Ground Up Festival, Underground System brings their female-fronted brand of global dance music to National Sawdust.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

June 16th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

NationalSawdust+ and London Review of Books present Regarding Whitney

June 13th, 2018 - 6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show In this special evening created by NationalSawdust+ and the London Review of Books, writers and musicians will reflect on Whitney Houston as artist, actress and icon, and help us consider her anew. Poet, critic, and melomaniac August Kleinzahler and musicians such as Du Yun and Shayna Dunkelman, Carl Hancock Rux, and Esperanza Spalding will share performances and readings inspired by Houston’s sweeping body of work.

Hildegard Competition Concert

June 12th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show This concert celebrates the winning composers of the Hildegard Competition, National Sawdust’s inaugural competition to support emerging women and non-binary composers. Out of 140 submissions, three composers were chosen as winners: Emma O’Halloran (Ireland), X. Lee, (Los Angeles), and Kayla Cashetta (San Francisco/Bay Area)

Lonnie Holley with Nelson Patton

June 11th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show Nelson Patton, a boundary-breaking duo of trombone and drums, joins forces with artist/musician Lonnie Holley to present an evening of improvisation, storytelling, and visual art.

Choral Chameleon: Mind

June 10, 2018 - 7:00pm A showcase of contemporary works for choir themed around the intellectual journey of a singer, one fraught with endless self-questioning, trust issues, and of course, ultra-precise technical training.

The Creative Independent x Northside Festival

June 9th, 2018 - 8:00pm

International Anthem x Northside Festival

June 8th, 2018 - 8:00pm

Northside Festival Presents Liz Phair

June 7th, 2018 - 8:00pm Tickets on sale Friday, March 23rd at 10am. 

Face the Music: Luna Lab

June 6th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show The composers of the all-woman Luna Lab music collective will have world premieres on June 6th, performed by the outstanding Face the Music ensemble. The concert will also include music by established female composers, Luna Lab mentors and special guests.

Kinan Azmeh Presents Issam Rafea: Ancient Sound

May 31, 2018 - 7:00pmReaching from Middle Eastern roots, up and out to a sound beyond boundaries.

John Zorn Presents: Annie Gosfield

May 30th, 2018 - 6pm doors • 7pm show This month’s featured artist is Annie Gosfield, a composer who the BBC calls “a one-woman Hadron collider.” A expert walker of the tightrope between electronic and acoustic music, Gosfield specializes in using found sounds such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped records, and jammed radio signals, which led the New York Times to call her a “master of musical feedback.”

ICE Presents: The Music of Anna Thorvaldsdottir with Cory Smythe and the International Contemporary Ensemble

May 27, 2018 - 4:00pm The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) present an evening of the keyboard works of Anna Thorvaldsdottir in an intimate and immersive, multimedia setting at National Sawdust.

The Revolution Vol. 27

May 26th, 2018 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

Alela Diane

May 26th, 2018 - 7:00pmDescribed as an artist who creates “softly spooked out folk music,” Diane’s newest album is also her most personal: created in celebration of motherhood, a taboo subject in songwriting circles.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

May 26th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

NationalSawdust+ presents The Perception of Beauty

May 24th, 2018 - 6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show “National Sawdust+ presents the Lab of Misfits in a mind-expanding evening, The Perception of Beauty, conceived by neuroscientist Beau Lotto and musician Oded Lev-Ari. Join an evening of audience experiments, musical demonstrations, and conversation that reveal the invisible matrix that govern the way we experience sound, investigate notions of beauty, and explore imperfection.

Corigliano @ 80

May 23rdth - 7:00pm National Sawdust continues its year-long celebration of famed composer John Corigliano’s 80th birthday with a concert highlighting his chamber works.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

May 22nd, 2018 - 8:00pm Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impact on modern music is distinct and significant.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

May 21st, 2018 - 8:00pm Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impact on modern music is distinct and significant.

Stephanie Richards – Fullmoon

May 19th, 2018 - 9pm doors • 10pm show “Envelope-shredding” trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards joins forces with Dawn of Midi’s drummer/composer Qasim Naqvi and pioneering live-sampler J.A. Dino Deane for a sonic exploration of supernatural groove.

Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket

May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with Toronto's virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner.

National Sawdust+ presents Yo-Yo Ma + Maria Popova

May 18th, 2018 - 6:15pm doors • 7pm talk Yo-Yo Ma's generous spirit and expansive curiosity have led him far beyond music and the arts, fueling explorations into culture, society, and creativity. Maria Popova casts light on essential ideas across philosophy, science, poetry, and more on her indispensable website "Brain Pickings," an “online emporium of ideas” (The New York Times) that helps us deepen our understanding of the world and of ourselves. Now, National Sawdust+ presents these two extraordinary thinkers in a rare conversation.

Oracle Hysterical

May 13th, 2018 - 8pm Oracle Hysterical is a collective of composers and performers who celebrate the release of their latest album, Hecuba on National Sawdust Tracks.

AdHoc Presents Smerz w/ MHYSA

May 11th, 2018 - 10:30pm With their unique electronic sound blending deconstructed club music, minimalist R&B and experimental pop and techno, Smerz are also prolific DJs who's DJing style takes a similar route. Mixing live vocals over their own music and interlaced with choice cuts aimed squarely at the dancefloor, this duo DJ hard in a live setting and are thrilling to watch as well as listen.

2018 Spring Gala

May 10, 2018 The Alhambra Ballroom, Harlem

Experiments in Opera: And Here We Are

May 6, 2018 - 7:00pm And Here We Are is a 90-minute work scored for 4 vocal soloists, choir and mixed ensemble. The premiere production will be staged using an updated take on traditional Southeast Asian shadow puppetry.

Caravan Gitane presents CONCR3T LIVE

May 5th, 2018 - 10pm doors & show Caravan Gitane will present the worldwide debut of CONCR3T LIVE, a multi-sensory musical journey that combines music, art installations, and video projections.

Emily Wells

May 5th, 2018 — 7pmThe “quietly transfixing” alternative violinist, singer, producer and composer Emily Wells performs a rare solo set, reimagining her latest work.

Opera Showcase: Works-in-Progress

May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm Works-in-Progress from National Sawdust Artists-in-Residence

Nora Fischer, Ragazze Quartet, and Remco Menting: The Secret Diary of Nora Plain

April 29th, 2018 — 4pm The Secret Diary of Nora Plain is a song cycle that tells the intimate story of a girl who tries to lead her own life in a world that relentlessly encroaches on her innermost thoughts and feelings.

The Revolution Vol. 26

April 28, 2018 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus – Silent Voices

April 28th, 2018 - 7pm Silent Voices is a multimedia, multi-composer series of concert works with spoken word conceived, produced and performed by the sensational voices of Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus – Silent Voices

April 27th, 2018 - 7pm & 9:30pm Silent Voices is a multimedia, multi-composer series of concert works with spoken word conceived, produced and performed by the sensational voices of Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

John Zorn Presents: Uzupis

April 25th, 2018 - 7:00pm For April, Zorn presents Uzupis, a band led by revolutionary musician Kenny Wollesen. An eclectic, shimmering trio of 2 vibraphones and electric drums, Uzupis will create a spectacular experience using with the help of Wollesonics, newly created instruments by Wollesen.

OperaComp

April 22nd - 4pm OperaComp is proud and excited to be returning for its second season in New York City, with performances of six brand new scenes for the stage at the Juilliard School and National Sawdust in Spring 2018.

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns

April 19th – 7pm & 10:30pm Drag queen Sasha Velour (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9) presents Nightgowns, an evening of short drag performances. Each month features a new lineup of performers, using gender, dance, music, fashion, and visual art in combination to explore both the political and the personal…surprisingly funny, moving, and glamorously queer!

National Sawdust+ Presents “On the Frontlines” with Mariana Sadovska & Daniel Bernard Roumain

April 18th, 2018 - 7pm “On the Frontlines” brings together two creative forces – Mariana Sadovska, known as “Ukrainian Björk,” and the genre-defying Daniel Bernard Roumain – for a night of poetic beauty drawn from war and resistance.

MaJid

April 14th - 7:00pm Three time Downbeat Rising Jazz violinist Ma*JiD ecstatically celebrates the release of his newest album, Sound of a Flower.

Abraham Brody & Trys Keturiose: ANCESTORS

April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm In our modern society, many of us have lost our roots. Knocked off balance by the speed and immediacy of modern technology, we have lost touch with many of the traditions which both ground us and orientate us to the rhythms of life. First premiered at the Barbican Centre in London, 'Ancestors’ draws from both folk music and ancient rituals of Baltic Culture, exploring the connection to his roots through ritual, gesture, and music.

Rafiq Bhatia

April 9th - 8:00pm New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia seeks to shatter preconceptions about how much can be said without a word—and, for that matter, who can say it. Bhatia’s audacious first album as a producer sets out to challenge existing musical vocabulary with a language of its own.

CIACCONA: The Bass of Time | Robyn Bollinger, violin

April 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

Cantori New York CHIMES

April 8, 2018 - 2:30pm CHIMES is an evening-length Russian-language work for chorus, soloists, and instruments. The inexorable musical and dramatic momentum of the piece will sweep listeners along and inspire a timely reflection on the seductive yet treacherous appeal of an artfully invoked nationalism and populism.

Corigliano @ 80: PUBLIQuartet

April 7th - 7:00pm This performance features PUBLIQuartet, lauded by the New York Times as a “confident step into the future.” The award-winning string quartet gives an invigorating performance of Corigliano’s String Quartet No. 1 alongside works by his protégés: Nico Muhly, Gity Razaz, and Deniz Hughes.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

April 7th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

HSBC & Académie du Festival d’Aix present Jakub Jozef Orlinski & Michal Biel

April 4, 2018 Hear opera’s best rising stars as the Académie of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence presents Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński in recital with pianist Michal Biel.

New York Philharmonic: CONTACT!

April 2nd, 2018 - 7:30pmCONTACT! returns to 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).

Iranian Female Composers Association Launch Concert

April 1st, 2018 – 4pm The Iranian Female Composers Association (IFCA) holds their launch concert, presenting the music of Iranian women composers who are active throughout the world.

Lazer Eyes

March 31st, 2018 - 10pm This performance presents one act of Lazer Eyes, a dazzling, one-of-a-kind electronic dance-opera. Originally a fully produced concept album by New York-based creative collaboration Van Broh, Lazer Eyes pays heed to classical form while utilizing a variety of EDM styles.

Jennifer Koh: Limitless

March. 31st, 2018 - 7:00pm Through duo commissions performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and the composers themselves, Limitless celebrates the collaborative relationship between composer and performer, while also exploring the historical role of the composer as performer.

John King Premieres works for cello and piano, featuring Jeffrey Zeigler and Taka Kigawa

March 30th, 2018 - 7:00pm Composer John King, praised by The Paris Review as “extraordinary” for his intimate knowledge of Arabic music and improvisatory brilliance, will present three world premieres of works featuring cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and pianist Taka Kigawa.

GYAN RILEY: Sprig Album Release

March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm Gyan Riley, described by The New Yorker as a “one-man American-music machine,” debuts his fifth album, Sprig. The album will be released on National Sawdust Tracks, the in-house record label formerly known as VIA Records, presenting a carefully curated selection of new music from bold voices.

John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series: Pamelia Stickney

March 28th, 2018 - 7:00pm For March, Zorn presents theremin maven Pamelia Stickney, whose playing has been described as “haunting” by People’s World.

The Revolution Vol. 25: Two Year Anniversary Showcase

March 24, 2017 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

Four Tet Live

March 23, 2018 - 8pm doors / 9pm show Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

Four Tet Live

March 22, 2018 - 8pm doors / 9pm show Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

Four Tet Live

March 21, 2018 - 8pm doors / 9pm show Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few U.S. 2018 performances.

Four Tet Live

March 20, 2018 - 8pm doors / 9pm show Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

Four Tet Live

March 19, 2018 - 8pm doors / 9pm show Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

M IS BLACK ENOUGH

March 19th, 2018 - 6pm Miyamoto is Black Enough is a collaborative exploration of meaning and conversation, based on Ariana Miyamoto, a Japanese national who grew up as a self-described mixed race “hafu,” the child of an African American father and Japanese mother. After winning Miss Universe Japan 2015, many Japanese expressed concern at her lack of “pure” parentage—that she was not Japanese enough.

The Colorado

March 18th, 2018 - 7:30pm Exploring the Colorado River Basin from social, ecological, and historical perspectives, this groundbreaking, music-driven eco-documentary draws on the combined talents of filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu; composers Paola Prestini, Shara Nova, Bill Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, and Pulitzer Prize laureate John Luther Adams; and Academy Award®–winning narrator Sir Mark Rylance (Best Supporting Actor, Bridge of Spies).

When the World’s on Fire

March 18th, 2018 - 6pm Today, as myth and fantasy spill out into the political stage, New York icon, guitarist Marc Ribot joins with National Sawdust artist-in-resident, celebrated performer and vocalist Sophia Brous to premiere a new exploration into songs of beauty, disorder and dissent for a new America, where the blurred lines between dream and waking call on a new songbook of lullabies, hymns and songs of resistance to guide us in the days ahead.

Peter Salett + Michael Arthur: Suite for the Summer Rain / Dance of the Yellow Leaf

March 18, 2018 - 4:00pm Film composer/singer-songwriter Peter Salett, a “downtown folk legend” (Time Out NY) who has opened for the likes of The Swell Season and They Might Be Giants, performs this wistful song cycle backed by strings and percussion and accompanied by artist Michael Arthur’s evocative, improvised ink illustrations, which unfurl live, projected on a big screen, alongside the music.

BMP: Next Generation

March 17th, 2018 - 7pm Led by music directors Lidiya Yankovskaya and David Bloom with stage direction by Luke Leonard, new music ensemble Contemporaneous will provide its orchestral forces for the BMP: Next Generation concert.

Residency Rehearsal

Residency Rehearsal

Jennifer Koh: Limitless

March. 15th, 2018 - 7:00pm Through duo commissions performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and the composers themselves, Limitless celebrates the collaborative relationship between composer and performer, while also exploring the historical role of the composer as performer.

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns

March 14th – 7pm & 10:30pm Drag queen Sasha Velour (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9) presents Nightgowns, an evening of short drag performances. Each month features a new lineup of performers, using gender, dance, music, fashion, and visual art in combination to explore both the political and the personal…surprisingly funny, moving, and glamorously queer!

Spring Revolution: Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio

March 11th, 2018 - 7:30pm The Awaz Trio sculpts sonic landscapes, pointillistic textures, and angular melodies from Indian and American improvised music. The trio has performed across the Northeast, New York, Denver, and Kolkata, India.

Spring Revolution: Pauchi Sasaki and Claire Chase

March 11th, 2018 - 3pm The duo will perform a variety of deeply haunting works that draw on their decades of expertise and experience, using acoustic instruments, vocals, electronic instruments, and eclectic items like Sasaki’s trademark worn speaker dress. 

Spring Revolution: Two Cellists

March 10th, 2018 - 10pm This performance features works by seminal composer Isang Yun (1917 - 1955), to be performed by two cellists in collaboration with Bhutanese musicians.

Spring Revolution: The Shanghai You Don’t Know

March 10th, 2018 - 6pm This event offers a powerful glimpse into Shanghai, and the art created in one of the most vibrant cities in the world with a screening of the documentary Lotus Ferry and more.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

March 10th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

Spring Revolution: Du Yun + Ok Miss

March 9th, 2018 - 10pm Pulitzer Prize winning composer and “indie pop diva” Du Yun (New York Times) takes the stage with OK Miss, her own experimental band, who will debut a slew of new material.

Spring Revolution: Gamelan Dharma Swara

March 9th, 2018 - 7pm The 25-person ensemble will present an evening of works spanning 500 years, exploring the many facets of the Balinese performing arts.

Spring Revolution: CuCu Diamantes – Sins of Picasso

March 8th, 2018 - 7pm The Sins of Picasso is a hybrid of music, performance art, cabaret and theater centered around 8-10 music themes written by CuCu Diamantes and performed in collaboration with musicians and artists, led by musical director Alain Perez, to express the vitality of Latin-American and Caribbean-American culture.

Spring Revolution: Saint Sister

March 7th, 2018 - 7pm The electro-folk duo comes to the US for a rare concert after a 2017 year filled with sold-out performances across the pond.

Spring Revolution: REFUGEES ORCHESTRA PROJECT

March 4, 2018 - 4:00pm Incorporating themes from their recent video project with Papel&Caneta, Refugee Orchestra Project UNITES by bringing together refugee and non-refugee musicians in a multimedia performance.

Spring Revolution: Songlines for a New World – “Where the Sky Meets the Earth”

March 3rd, 2018 - 10pm Emily Wurramara performs with her band, and is accompanied by guest artist Saraima Navara, a Brisbane-based singer who also performs guitar and hand percussion.

Spring Revolution: Songlines for a New World : The Sky Above the Roof

March 3rd, 2018 - 7pm Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey presents "The Sky Above the Roof,” an airy evening of poetic contemplation, using film and music to celebrate Australia’s mother earth.

Spring Revolution: L’Rain with Nancy Feast

March 2nd, 2018 - 7pm L'Rain, hailed by the New York Times as a “one-woman studio band” and by Tiny Mix Tape as “the best moments of Stereolab or Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless,’” performs a set of spiritual music exploring the complexity of grief and the audacity of joy.

John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series: Craig Taborn

February 28th, 2018 - 7:00pm Listen to Taborn premiere a brand new work on the stage for the first time, along with other repertoire that Taborn personally curates for the evening.

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns

February 26th – 7pm & 10:30pm Drag queen Sasha Velour (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9) presents Nightgowns, an evening of short drag performances. Each month features a new lineup of performers, using gender, dance, music, fashion, and visual art in combination to explore both the political and the personal…surprisingly funny, moving, and glamorously queer!

Contemporaneous: And Flowers Showered

February 25th - 4pm & 7pm Contemporaneous, the 21-piece ensemble lauded as “ferocious” by the New York Times, performs And Flowers Showered, an immersive evening-length exploration of the self through music, movement, and visual art.

The Revolution Vol. 24

Feb 24, 2017 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

The Hogstad Brothers: National Stardust

Feb 23rd, 2018 – 10pm DJ/VJ duo The Hogstad Brothers will be spinning the musical web of David Bowie and the artists that he’s influenced (Kraftwerk, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Funkadelic, Chic, Luther Vandross, A Tribe Called Quest, and many more).

ZOFOMOMA

Feb. 23rd, 2018 - 7:00pm ZOFOMOMA is a multimedia concert experience with new music and art from around the world. The performance unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art.

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns

February 19th – 7pm & 10:30pm Drag queen Sasha Velour (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9) presents Nightgowns, an evening of short drag performances. Each month features a new lineup of performers, using gender, dance, music, fashion, and visual art in combination to explore both the political and the personal…surprisingly funny, moving, and glamorously queer!

Classical Sundays: Ian Rosenbaum Presents Liberty Rose Weeping

Feb. 18th, 2018 — 4pm This edition of Classical Sundays features the unique trio of percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, violinist Emily Daggett Smith and cellist/composer Andrea Casarrubios.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

February 17th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

John Corigliano @ 80

Friday, February 16th – 7pm This celebration, exclusively at National Sawdust, features Contemporaneous, American pianist Molly Morkoski, and soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

National Sawdust+ Presents “Mozart in the Jungle” Season Four release party

Feb 13th, 2018 - 7:30pm National Sawdust+ hosts the release party of Season Four of "Mozart in the Jungle!" The festive evening will showcase live music commissioned by the Golden-Globe award-winning series, lively comments from showrunner William Graham, and a sneak peek of clips from the new season, which includes scenes shot inside National Sawdust.

Theo Bleckmann & Uri Caine Present WinterICE

Feb 9th, 2018 - 7:00pm Theo Bleckmann performs Schubert’s song cycle “Die Winterreise” as reimagined by himself and pianist Uri Caine. In a first for National Sawdust, the venue will be turned into an ice skating rink.

Lara Downes: FOR LENNY, with special guest Rhiannon Giddens

Feb. 7th, 2018 - 8:00pm Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the launch of her Sony Classical debut album FOR LENNY, a Leonard Bernstein centennial tribute that spans the landscape of American music from the past, present, and future.

Choral Chameleon: Spirit

Feb. 4, 2018 - 4:00pm This program is the first installment of 3-part 'Mind, Body, Spirit' series in 2018 recognizing the singer as an instrument who is also a whole person. In 'Spirit', Choral Chameleon’s 12-voice Ensemble explores the movement of the palpable, yet unseen musician's spirit. In this unique program, members of the Ensemble will engage in the music selection as a means of autobiography - each of them openly telling the unique story of their musical upbringing.

Kate Kay Es

February 3rd, 2018 - 9:00pm Kate Kay Es, the pop siren equally obsessed with R&B, the avant-garde, and fifties jazz, performs with her full, seven-piece band.

Choral Chameleon: Spirit

Feb. 2, 2018 - 7:00pm This program is the first installment of 3-part 'Mind, Body, Spirit' series in 2018 recognizing the singer as an instrument who is also a whole person. In 'Spirit', Choral Chameleon’s 12-voice Ensemble explores the movement of the palpable, yet unseen musician's spirit.

The Epichorus “Najara” Album Release Party

February 1st, 2018 - 10pm This performances celebrates Najara, the second studio album from The Epichorus, weavers of Middle-Eastern and Indian roots music.

Kinan Azmeh Presents: Tarek Yamani’s Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic

February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm Tarek Yamani's critically acclaimed album "Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic" is an exploration of classical Arabic music within the frameworks of African-American jazz. The result, a genre often dubbed as "Afro-Tarab" is jazz piano trio performance which will take the audience on a journey from late 1800's Egypt and Iraq to contemporary New York.

John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series: Tyshawn Sorey

January 31st, 2018 - 7:00pm As the first of the new year, this special edition of the Stone Series features Tyshawn Sorey front and center

Fresh Squeezed Opera Presents: Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens

Jan 28, 2018 - 4:00pm Mythological sirens roost deep in our collective conscious, ancient forerunners to the femme fatale. In Here Be Sirens; join these singing ciphers as they investigate their own origins, seeking–through the twists & turns of literature & philosophy–a way off the island for good.

The Revolution Vol. 23

Jan 27, 2017 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem.

Emily Wells

Jan 27, 2018 — 7pmThe “quietly transfixing” alternative violinist, singer, producer and composer Emily Wells performs a rare solo set, reimagining her latest work.

Ricardo Romaneiro presents SUBHAZE : RESONANT SYMMETRY

Jan. 26th, 2018 - 8:00pmSound artist Ricardo Romaneiro creates a transcendental experience through fog, video projection, surround-sound music, and more.

Juilliard Songfest

Jan. 24th, 2018 - 7:00pm Brian Zeger, the artistic director of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, curates and performs a program of art songs by Hindemith, Britten, Moore and Copland set to the poetry of John Keats and Emily Dickinson.

ICE Presents: The Music of Nicole Mitchell, Lu Wang, Okkyung Lee, and More!

Jan. 21, 2018 - 4:00pm The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents new works by Okkyung Lee, Nicole Mitchell, and Lu Wang in an eclectic set of pairings of ICE musicians.

Natti Vogel: Serving Body

Jan. 20, 2018 — 7pmCelebrate the latest release of alt-pop mastermind Natti Vogel, Serving Body, on the date of its release, only at National Sawdust.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Jan. 20th, 2017 - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

FERUS Festival: Russian Renaissance

Jan. 16, 2018 — 7pm Hear M-Prize winners Russian Renaissance perform original soundtracks in a screening of iconic Italian film.

FERUS Festival: Sxip Shirey

Jan. 15, 2018 — 7pm The third night of FERUS is hosted by Sxip Shirey, as he pulls out all the stops. You’ll hear and see cell phones, puppeteers, and a tunnel of singers.

Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

Jan 14, 2018 - 5:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience.

Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

Jan 14, 2018 - 12:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience.

Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

January 13, 2018 - 7:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience. A musical and visual mosaic in which Claron McFadden, singing, whispering and laughing, merges sorrowful, mischievous and cynical passages into one another.

FERUS Festival: Nadia Sirota and Liam Byrne

Jan 12, 2018 — 7pm Night Two of the FERUS Festival brings Tessellatum, a film and an album fused into one surreal, total experience.

FERUS Festival: BISHI

Jan. 11, 2018 — 7pm Kick off The FERUS Festival with Bishi as she premieres her newest song cycle chronicling her search for belonging in a multicultural world.

New York Philharmonic: CONTACT!

Jan 8, 2018 - 7:30pmCONTACT! returns to 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).

Classical Sundays: Huizi Zhang, Pianist

Jan. 7th, 2018 — 4PMPianist Huizi Zhang explores the evolution of virtuosic piano music, premiering work from today's most exciting living composers.

Liza Stepanova

Jan. 6th, 2018 - 7:00pm Pianist Liza Stepanova, praised by The New York Times for her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” celebrates the release of her new album, Tones & Colors (CAG Records), with this concert at National Sawdust.

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns: New Year’s Eve 2018

John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series: Vicky Chow

December 27, 2017 - 7:00pm Pianist Vicky Chow performs in trio with longtime John Zorn associates Shanir Blumenkranz and recent MacArthur winner Tyshawn Sorey.

Winter solstice show: JACK Quartet performs Haas in the dark

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:30pm JACK returns to National Sawdust on the winter solstice to give the US premiere of this mystical exploration of darkness.

Winter solstice show: JACK Quartet performs Haas in the dark

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:00pm JACK turns out the lights in National Sawdust on the Winter Solstice, performing the US premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas's latest string quartet in total darkness.

Jenny Hval

Dec. 18, 2017 - 8:00pm Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a recording artist and writer both in her native Norway and abroad. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.

Book of Dreams: Chapter Sand

Dec. 17, 2017 - 4:00pm Hear the world premiere of ‘Book of Dreams’ by David T. Little, Sonja Krefting, and David Adam Moore.

The Revolution Vol. 22

Dec. 16, 2017 — 10pmThe Revolution is a monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging musicians from Brooklyn & Harlem. Three unique takes on hip-hop + soul grace this special volume.

Fred Hersch’s Pocket Orchestra

Dec. 16th, 2017 — 7pmThe Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra comes to National Sawdust to feature the compositions of 10-time Grammy® nominee Fred Hersch, one of jazz's master pianists and composers.

Nels Cline, Larry Ochs and Gerald Cleaver

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:00pm Within the universe of sound lies the interstellar sound-space called improvised music. And from within this interstellar space comes the interplanetary space where the sonic energies of Cleaver, Cline and Ochs mind-meld for each unique concert by these three unpredictable music-makers. The National Sawdust concert marks the end of a six-city tour. Expect the music to be focused and energized. Know that these sound explorers - veterans of decades of improvised music - will be doing their utmost to raise the bandstand, and you with it.

Closed for Recording

National Sawdust will be closed for a recording session.

Curiouser & Curiouser

Dec. 11, 2017 — 8pmEric Schmalenberger and The Love Show present an variety show evening featuring a dance company, a contortionist, and a few surprises.

Winterreise Nights Festival: Dear Edvard

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:00pm Dear Edvard is a new music-theatre piece about the life and loves of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Art history biopic, love story, psychological exploration and family drama, Munch is set in the same hospital room at Dr. Jacobsen’s Clinic for Nervous Disorders and Alcoholism, where the artist committed himself in 1908.

Winterreise Nights Festival: Tanya Tagaq and Jeffrey Zeigler

Dec 9, 2017 - 7PMBjörk protégé Tanya Tagaq joins forces with former Kronos cellist Jeffrey Zeigler to perform highly unique, punk-esque music.

Winterreise Nights Festival: Laura Ortman

Dec. 7, 2018 - 7:00pm Tanya Tagaq presents White Mountain Apache violinist Laura Ortman, a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist who brings her First Nations heritage to her music.

Winterreise Nights Festival: Tanya Tagaq Presents “We Breathe Again” Live Score

Dec 6, 2017 - 7:00pm Tanya Tagaq Performs the Live Scoring of We Breathe Again, a nationally-televised film, scored by Paola Prestini, documenting the struggles of Alaskan Natives.

25th Anniversary Concert of the AIDS Quilt Songbook

Dec 3, 2017 - 7:00pm A concert of art songs for voice and piano dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The project was begun in the early 1990s by baritone William Parker and first performed in Alice Tully Hall in 1993. Following a successful 20th anniversary concert at Cooper Union featuring several of the original performers on the first AQSB, pianist Thomas Bagwell and composer Gordon Beeferman co-curate an evening of selections from the first collection, songs from various regional versions of the songbook, and several new songs written for this evening reflecting the current realities of the HIV/AIDS situation in this country.

A Night of Mark Adamo

Dec. 2, 2017 - 7:00pm Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated début opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel. Introduced by Houston Grand Opera in 1998 and revived there in 2000, Little Women is one of the most frequently performed American operas of the last fifteen years, with more than 80 national and international engagements in cities ranging from New York to Minneapolis, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Adelaide, Perth, Mexico City, Brugges, Banff, Calgary, and Tokyo, where it served as the official U.S. cultural entrant to the 2005 World Expo.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Dec. 2, 2017 - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

Interstellar Regions: The Late Music of John Coltrane

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:00pm Celebrate the 50-Year Anniversary of Coltrane’s final album.

Interstellar Regions: The Late Music of John Coltrane

Dec. 1, 2017 - 7:00pm Celebrate the 50-Year Anniversary of Coltrane’s final album.

New Amsterdam Presents: Rounder Songs Album Release

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00pm Folk artists Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and the NOW Ensemble release their newest album: Rounder Songs.

The Stone Commissioning Series: Jad Atoui

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:00pm Besides formal musical language and practices, the usage of biological data and behavior analysis as tools to compose, allows not only human beings but also lower life forms, such as plants, to be sonically expressive. In 2015, electronic musician Jad Atoui joined molecular biologist Ivan Marazzi and together, they conceived “Biosonics”, which bestowed plants with the ability to generate compositions performed by musicians on stage in order to monitor biological response and translate it into a performance experience.

Peter Salett + Michael Arthur: Suite for the Summer Rain / Dance of the Yellow Leaf

Nov. 19, 20187 - 4:00pm Film composer/singer-songwriter Peter Salett, a “downtown folk legend” (Time Out NY) who has opened for the likes of The Swell Season and They Might Be Giants, performs this wistful song cycle backed by strings and percussion and accompanied by artist Michael Arthur’s evocative, improvised ink illustrations, which unfurl live, projected on a big screen, alongside the music.

The Revolution Vol. 21

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. As a part of VOL. 21, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists: Fusilier, Shenna, and Lohai.

Rinde Eckert in Steve Mackey’s SLIDE

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:00pm Rinde Eckert in Steve Mackey's SLIDE w/ Orchestra 2001, conducted by Jayce Ogren

Five Borough Songbook, Volume II

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:30pm The citywide tour of our thrilling Five Borough Songbook, Volume II concludes in November with our final borough premiere in Brooklyn. An expanded cast of artists come together for our grand finale performance of this special project.

Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns

Sixteenth Annual CRF Awards Ceremony

Nov. 13, 2017 - 7:30pm Presenting the 16th annual awards ceremony for the Classical Recording Foundation. Featuring performances by Lara Downes, Emily Levin, Thomas Sauer and David Bowlin, and the music of Gregg Kallor and Peter Lieberson.

Refugee Orchestra Project

Nov 12, 2017 - 4:00pm Refugee artists across disciplines come together in conversation and performance. Members of Refugee Orchestra Project perform works by refugee composers from the 20th century and today featuring refugee musicians, visual art by refugee artists, and mini-documentaries by refugee filmmaker Tarek Turkey.

Dessa with special guest MONAKR

Nov. 11, 2017 - 10:00pm Dessa is a rapper, singer and essayist whom the Utne Reader calls, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” As a musician she tours as a solo artist and as a member of Doomtree, the innovative Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective. On stage she's funny and ferocious, but also tender—her live show includes rapid-fire rap songs, heartbreak ballads, catchy choruses, and some charismatic banter fueled by wit and whiskey.

Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley: TROIKA

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:00pm Acclaimed for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire – the endlessly inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley returns with TROIKA, a new album on the PENTATONE Oxingale series, to explore music of the Slavic soul.

Addi & Jacq In Concert

Nov 10, 2017 - 7:00pm Folk duo and winners of New York Public Radio's The Greene Space Battle of the Boroughs debuts at National Sawdust.

Magos Herrera Presents Brazil Afora with Alex Kautz

Nov 4, 2017 - 7:00pm Magos Herrera curates Brazilian Jazz: Brazil Afora and the Alex Kautz Trio. Saxophonist John Ellis joins as a special guest.

Jazz For Kids: Timbalooloo Duo Workshop

Nov. 4, 2017 - 11:00am Oran Atkin, grammy award-winning clarinetist and performer teaches children music through

Yoshie Fruchter: Sandcatchers: Album Release

Nov 2, 2017 - 10:00pm This show celebrates the release of the debut album by Sandcatchers (Chant Records/Electric Cowbell). . Featuring oud player and composer Yoshie Fruchter with Myk Freedman (lap steel), Michael Bates (bass),Tim Keiper (percussion, Ngoni) and special guest Erik Friedlander (cello), Sandcatchers plays original and joyous music inspired both by Middle Eastern maqam and the Appalachian trail - a true and beautiful collaboration of sound and souls.

David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove

Nov 2, 2017 - 7:00pm For over two decades, world-renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with the sensibility of a contemporary musician strongly informed by funk, jazz and hip-hop.

American Modern Ensemble: Music by David Feurzeig, Pierce Gradone, Texu Kim, Robert Paterson and Aaron Mencher

Nov 1, 2017 - 7:00pm Hear the New York premiere of Paterson's I SEE YOU with SYBARITE5. CD release party for David Feurzig, and 3 AME Competition Winners: Gradone, Mencher and Kim.

ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG: Shakespeare in Love…with opera

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:00pm Don thy codpieces, neck ruffs, and farthingales -- Shakespeare cometh! Heartbeat Opera, “one of the most agile and dynamic companies on New York's indie opera scene” (Opera News) proudly presents its fourth annual Drag Extravaganza for two nights of divalicious coloraturas, eye-popping fashion, and Halloween revelries.

ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG: Shakespeare in Love…with opera

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:30pm Don thy bejewelled codpieces, thy neck ruffs and farthingales: Shakespeare cometh! Heartbeat Opera proudly presents its fourth annual Drag Extravaganza for two nights of divalicious coloraturas, eye-popping fashion, and Halloween revelries.

ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG: Shakespeare in Love…with opera Benefit Performance

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:30pm Don thy bejewelled codpieces, thy neck ruffs and farthingales: Shakespeare cometh! Heartbeat Opera proudly presents its fourth annual Drag Extravaganza for two nights of divalicious coloraturas, eye-popping fashion, and Halloween revelries.

Iarla ó Lionáird and Contemporaneous, perform works by Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy Isabelle O’Connell, piano and electronics

October 28, 2017 - 7:30pm The Origins Season continues with an exploration of classical Irish music.

This Is How We Fly In Concert

October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm The Irish Origins: Samhain Festival at National Sawdust will be co-presented by Irish Arts Center. Throughout the weekend we will hear a wealth of talent and music from Irish and American artists and composers.

Irish Arts Center Co-Presentation: This is How We Fly, Album Launch: Foreign Fields

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:00pm The Irish Origins: Samhain Festival at National Sawdust will be co-presented by Irish Arts Center. Throughout the weekend we will hear a wealth of talent and music from Irish and American artists and composers.

National Sawdust+ presents Wide Angle with Gene Smith: An evening with Sam Stephenson + The Paris Review

Oct. 26, 2017 - 7:30pm Author and documentarian Sam Stephenson (The Jazz Loft Project) and The Paris Review host an NS+ evening of readings, music, and film inspired by pioneering American photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith, whose beguiling life and legacy are explored in Stephenson’s new book, Gene Smith’s Sink. Jazz musicians and members of Wordless Music Orchestra will perform.

Closed for Recording

National Sawdust will be closed for a recording session.

NS Projects: The Hubble Cantata at Ford Theatre

The Ford Theatres, in association with LA Opera, present the West Coast premiere of The Hubble Cantata, an unprecedented live experience that pushes the boundaries of art and science.

Abraham Brody Residency Rehearsal

Abraham Brody will be rehearsing in the concert hall as part of our Artist in Residence program.

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Book of Dreams

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Book of Dreams

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Book of Dreams

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Sugar Vendil

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Anna-Roberts Gevalt

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs Resident Anna Roberts-Gevalt

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Book of Dreams

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Book of Dreams

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Book of Dreams

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs Resident Sugar Vendil

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Found Sound Nation

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Found Sound Nation

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs Resident Found Sound Nation

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for August Labs Resident Found Sound Nation

Building Closed for Recording

August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm National Sawdust will be closed to visitors due to a recording.

Building Closed for Recording

August 6, 2017 - 11:00pm National Sawdust will be closed to visitors due to a recording.

Summer Lab Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Izzy Gliksberg

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Izzy Gliksberg

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Joanna Wallfisch

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs residents Donovan Dorrance and Gregory Richardson

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Izzy Gliksberg

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs residents Donovan Dorrance and Gregory Richardson

Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 27

July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm NYCEMF (The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The second part of NYCEMF 2017 will take place July 14 - 16, with multiple events each day, at NS.

Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 26: Curated by (Wl(helm|liam)sburg)

July 15, 2017 - 10:00pm NYCEMF (The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The second part of NYCEMF 2017 will take place July 14 - 16, with multiple events each day, at NS.

Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 25

July 15, 2017 - 7:00pm NYCEMF (The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The second part of NYCEMF 2017 will take place July 14 - 16, with multiple events each day, at NS.

Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 24: “Peace and Social Justice”

July 15, 2017 - 3:00pm NYCEMF (The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The second part of NYCEMF 2017 will take place July 14 - 16, with multiple events each day, at NS.

Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 23

July 14, 2017 - 7:00pm NYCEMF (The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The second part of NYCEMF 2017 will take place July 14 - 16, with multiple events each day, at NS.

NS+ Concert: Jad Abumrad

June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm MacArthur Award-winning radio host Jad Abumrad (Radiolab, More Perfect) reveals his composer side and taps remarkable artists including Eric Whitacre, Missy Mazzoli, and Jeffrey Zeigler for his third NS+ program. He presents work-in-progress excerpts created in collaboration with Whitacre, the Grammy-Award winning composer and pianist. Whitacre performs with the celebrated Young People’s Chorus of New York City and dynamic cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, with Abumrad on electronics. The evening will also feature music by composers who bend Abumrad’s ear, including the daringly inventive Missy Mazzoli, who — joined by violinist Olivia De Prato — will play from her own catalog, and John Zorn, performed by Zeigler.

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident Jen Shyu

Summer Labs Residency Rehearsal

Rehearsal for Summer Labs resident ARIADNE

Tragedy Opera Rehearsal

This is a closed rehearsal of Julia Holter's Tragedy Opera

Table Music Brunch: New Vintage Baroque

June 18, 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.

NS Jazz for Kids: Sonia De Los Santos

June 3, 2017 - 11:00am Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007 has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. Now with her own multicultural band, she shares songs from her celebrated album, “Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island” (Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect on her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage.

Natalia Schwien

Natalia Schwien is writer, producer, & vocalist. Curator & Producer at National Sawdust. Director of VIA Records, a multimedia driven record label, which she launched under non-profit performance company VisionIntoArt.

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