Jon Deak

For NS’s youngest audience, we are working with retired New York Philharmonic bass player and lifelong education enthusiast and composer Jon Deak to create a Youth Composing series in collaboration with Paola Prestini, who edited the New York Philharmonic’s Book on Young Composing. In the spring of 2016, the two-month program will be open to children ages 6-12 who reside in the Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Participants will meet work towards a live, free performance with one of NS’ Groups in Residence.

Events with this program

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.