Returning audiences to the glory days of live radio broadcasts, Late Night at National Sawdust is a collaboration between Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music on a quarterly concert series airing live on Relevant Tones, the world’s only weekly syndicated contemporary music radio program.
The evening also features a pre-broadcast open reading session in which Open G musicians will read through works received through a call for scores. We’ve received more than 600 scores to date from composers around the world and four of them will be chosen to be read live and up to two may be featured on the next broadcast.
“I grew up listening to live broadcasts of classical music on the radio and thought it was absolutely magical. It’s an honor to be part of this continuing tradition and especially exciting that we’re featuring new music from a diverse range of composers around the world.”
“I’m excited to be a part of Late Night at National Sawdust because of the connection between old and new media. As a performer I always see myself as just part of a centuries-old line of working musicians, and in this case it’s really exciting to be part of a live classical music broadcast, again as a continuation of a tradition from the first half of the 20th century. I’m really looking forward to the experience of giving world premieres on the radio, and having that happen at National Sawdust.”