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

All 12 /Irish Origins Series 0 /1b1 0 /Abigail Gerow 0 /Abraham Brody 0 /Adam Abeshouse 0 /Alicia Hall Moran 0 /American Contemporary Music Ensemble 0 /American Modern Ensemble 0 /Andy Akiho 0 /Angela E. González 0 /Anna Clyne 0 /Anthony Roth Costanzo 0 /August Labs 0 /Beth Morrison Projects 0 /Billy Jones 0 /Brandon Stosuy 0 /Brigitte Wittmer 0 /Brooklyn Rider 0 /Caleb Custer 0 /Carnegie Hall 0 /Chances With Wolves 0 /Classical Sundays 4 /Community Engagement 0 /Courtenay Casey 0 /Danny Felsenfeld 0 /Darren Solomon 0 /David Broza 0 /David Krakauer 0 /David T. Little 0 /Dillon Gallery 0 /dttata 0 /du yun 0 /El Puente 0 /elena 0 /Elena Park 0 /Emel Mathlouthi 0 /Emma McMullin 0 /Erica Sattin 0 /Eurocup 0 /Fall Highlights 2016 0 /Ferus Festival 0 /Found Sound Nation 0 /Garth Macaleavey 0 /Gity Razaz 0 /Glenn Kotche 0 /Grace Goodrich 0 /Helga Davis 0 /Hessismore 0 /i. e. global 0 /Ian Rosenbaum 0 /ICE 1 /In Situ 0 /International 0 /International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) 0 /James Petrine 0 /Jeffrey Zeigler 0 /Jeremy Flower 0 /Jessica Kiger 0 /Jill Newman 0 /John Martz 0 /John Zorn 0 /Jon Rose 0 /juilliard 0 /Julian Crouch & Saskia Lane 0 /Kai Kight 0 /Kinan Azmeh 0 /Kyle Dolan 0 /Laboratory 0 /latasha 0 /Late Night 0 /Laura Kaae 0 /Le Train Bleu 0 /Lindsay McIntosh 0 /Ljova 0 /Lukas Ligeti 0 /Magos Herrera 0 /Martha Redbone 0 /Mason Jar Music 0 /Michael Leviton 0 /Miranda Cuckson 0 /Monte Wilson 0 /Musician 0 /Natalia Schwien 0 /New Amsterdam Records 0 /NEW INC 0 /New York Philharmonic 1 /Northside Festival 0 /NS+ 1 /Open G Records 0 /Paola Prestini 0 /Past 0 /Pitchfork 0 /Refugee Orchestra 0 /Reggie Regg Roc Gray 0 /Residency 4 /Ricardo 0 /Rinde Eckert 0 /Roger Bonair-Agard 0 /selkie series 0 /Shai 0 /Simone Dinnerstein 0 /Solid Jackson 0 /SONiC 0 /Spring Revolution 0 /stanford 0 /stone commissioning project 0 /Summer Lab 0 /Table Music 0 /Terry Riley Festival 0 /the revolution 0 /the tell vol 11 0 /Theo Bleckmann 0 /This Week 0 /Timbaloolo 3 /Tiokasin 0 /Trinity 0 /VisionIntoArt 0 /Vocal 0 /Winter Highlights 2017 0 /World Music Institute 0

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February 14, 2028

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NS Artist in Residence Opera Showcase

May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm Scenes from EVA, an upcoming opera scored for five vocalists, chamber orchestra and electronics with a libretto drawn from the recently published Diaries of visual artist Eva Hesse.

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.

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.

Cantori New York | Gavrillin: 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.

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.

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).