You Should Be Following: Mariella Haubs and Jocelyn Zhu

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John Hong profiles Mariella Haubs and Jocelyn Zhu, two Juilliard-trained violinists who mastered the art of asking in seeking to serve refugees worldwide with Concerts for Compassion.

Playlist (The Simple Things).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including the Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo, Robert Honstein, Jeffry Astin, and Catherine Lamb.

In Review: Kate Amrine

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Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a delightful hour-long recital by trumpeter Kate Amrine, featuring a mix of inventive and topical works, presented at Areté Venue & Gallery in Brooklyn.

Rinde Eckert: Embracing What Comes Naturally

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The multifarious singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and performance artist Rinde Eckert talks to journalist Steve Dollar about 'The Natural World,' a new album on which Eckert goes it alone—literally.

Playlist (A Broader Sympathy).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Wet Ink Large Ensemble, Linda Catlin Smith, Sarah Hennies, and La Mecánica Popular.

On the Record: August 17, 2018

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Seattle composer and interdisciplinary artist Nat Evans talks about 'Flyover Country,' a new EP of selections from an ambitious multimedia project about family history and westward expansion.

John Luther Adams: An Art Fully Present in the Fullness of the Present Moment

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Reflecting on the world premiere of 'In the Name of the Earth' during Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Olivia Giovetti considers method and motivation in the music of John Luther Adams.

Playlist (Songs to Fill the Air).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Jamie Drouin, Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto, Jason Lescalleet, and Aisha Orazbayeva.

Naomi André: Engaging Black Experience in Opera

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Scholar Naomi André talks to Lara Pellegrinelli about 'Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement,' her new book about the intersection of opera and black culture, singers, and characters in the U.S. and South Africa.

In Review: The Force of Things

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Olivia Giovetti plumbs history, mystery, materiality, and more to evoke Ashley Fure's 'The Force of Things,' presented by the International Contemporary Ensemble for Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.