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Spring Revolution: Revolutionary Songs Featuring Emel Mathlouthi and Jeffrey Zeigler

Mar 19th - 7:00pm Emel Mathlouthi presents a collection of the most virulent ones among songs from her first album, Kelmti Horra, written during the dictatorship years in Tunisia, calling for hope and Revolution, freedom and faith in truth and popular power.

In Situ: Norman Krieger

Mar 20, 2016 - 12:00pm Krieger’s recital is a celebration of the virtuosic pianist/composers who, for the last two centuries, have written influential music for the piano. Through their work, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Lazarof celebrate the infinite myriads of dynamics, color, passion and what is often called the universal language.

In Situ: Fellow Travelers

Mar 20, 2016 - 4:00pm National Sawdust will host a piano-vocal showcase of scenes from Fellow Travelers, the first full-length opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Greg Pierce. Fellow Travelers premieres at Cincinnati Opera on June 17 with eight performances through July 10, directed by Kevin Newbury (Bel Canto, Kansas City Choir Boy, Doubt). At National Sawdust, a cast of five singers headed by tenor Aaron Blake and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will perform nearly an hour of excerpts from the eagerly awaited two-act work

The Tell Vol. 6

Mar 20, 2015 • 8:00pm A monthly storytelling series hosted and curated by raconteur Michael Leviton.

Spring Revolution: Anthony Roth Costanzo Presents: Orphic Moments Day 1

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:00pm An immersive and interdisciplinary evening presented by National Sawdust and Manhattan School of Music, Orphic Moments is a pioneering collaboration that will be one of the largest performance events at National Sawdust to date. Conductor and composer Orphic Moment, a surreal banquet by Fitch and James Beard award-winning chef , and a full-scale presentation of C.W. Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice.

Spring Revolution: Anthony Roth Costanzo Presents: Orphic Moments Day 2

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:00pm An immersive and interdisciplinary evening presented by National Sawdust and Manhattan School of Music, Orphic Moments is a pioneering collaboration that will be one of the largest performance events at National Sawdust to date. Conductor and composer Orphic Moment, a surreal banquet by Fitch and James Beard award-winning chef , and a full-scale presentation of C.W. Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice.

Kai Kight Presents: Annie Sherman

Mar 25th - 7:00pm Soprano-actress Annie Sherman brings together contemporary chamber music by New Yorker's own Christopher Cerrone and Weimar Cabaret by Kurt Weill in an evening exploring love in two pivotal generations. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as perky sensational and finalist in the Kurt Weill Foundation's international Lotte Lenya Competition (2015), Annie employs her cross-genre versatility and a knack for story-telling to bring to life Cerrone and Weill's characters as they grapple with identity and love in their own rapidly changing worlds. Featuring the National Sawdust premiere of Christopher Cerrone's I will learn to love a person (2013) with poetry by Tao Lin, Annie will be joined by Douglas Sumi on piano, Ian Rosenbaum on percussion, and Isabel Kim on clarinet.

New Amsterdam Presents: Michael Mizrahi Album Release Show

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:00pm Revered pianist Michael Mizrahi will release his sophomore album of solo piano works, Currents, on March 25th via New Amsterdam Records. The album brings together six impeccably performed and recorded new American piano works, almost all written specifically with Mizrahi’s singular sound and approach in mind, and featuring composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Troy Herion, Mark Dancigers, Asha Srinivasan, Missy Mazzoli, and Patrick Burke. As with Mizrahi’s widely acclaimed New Amsterdam debut The Bright Motion (2012), Currents showcases the continued vitality of the piano’s exceptionally rich musical heritage while exploring its capability to express the most contemporary of musical ideas. The result is a significant addition to the solo piano repertory of the 21st century that, as the title suggests, embodies movement forward -- building on the great piano works of the past while propelling the solo piano repertoire ahead in a new and energized direction.

In Situ: The Revolution

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is an emerging musical series that highlights artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2016 but who are standing in the breeding ground of the evolution within their genre. For our debut, The Revolution brings you three Brooklyn based artists; FLOW STATE, Nikara Warren & L.atasha A.lcindor.
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