Playlist (Reading and remembering Andrew).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Toshiya Tsunoda, Mieczysław Weinberg, and John Luther Adams.

Profiles in Innovation: David Byrne

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David Byrne, the restlessly inventive singer, songwriter, bandleader, and multi-disciplinary artist, will be honored in the 2019 National Sawdust Gala.

New Music Premiere: Vanessa Wagner

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Listen to French pianist Vanessa Wagner's rendition of a selection from Michael Nyman's score for 'The Piano,' an exclusive premiere ahead of the pianist's new album, 'Inland,' due April 26 on InFiné Music.

Simon Hanes: Morricone, Evolution, and Making Ends Meet

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Ahead of National Sawdust shows on April 25 and June 26, Tredici Bacci leader Simon Hanes talks with Steve Dollar about Italian pop, artistic evolution, the perils of nostalgia, and operating a big group in New York.

Making Art in Today's Social Climate: Programming and Advocacy

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How can programming and advocacy responsibly and productively serve identity-based art and its makers? Hear from voices of experience in the final installment of a three-part series by Annika Socolofsky.

In Review: David T. Little Composer Portrait

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Olivia Giovetti reviews a Miller Theatre Composer Portrait devoted to music by David T. Little, in which Third Coast Percussion and ACME played works that grappled with clandestine policy and personal accountability.

Playlist (Waves of light).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Caterina Barbieri, William Brittelle, Robert Palmer, and Helen Grime.

In Review: Lorelei Ensemble

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Boston's Lorelei Ensemble, presented by Sacred Music in a Sacred Space and reviewed by Lana Norris, presented a vocal program that illuminated the parallel and entwined sacred journeys of the earth and human beings.

Profiles in Innovation: Black Thought

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Black Thought – Tariq Trotter, the world-renowned emcee who co-founded the groundbreaking hip hop band The Roots in 1987, will be honored in the 2019 National Sawdust Gala.

In Review: American Composers Orchestra

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Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a provocative concert by the American Composers Orchestra at Zankel Hall, during which striking music and noble ideals clashed with impediments in framing and presentation.