In Review: Blue

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews 'Blue,' a timely new opera by librettist/director Tazewell Thompson and composer Jeanine Tesori, staged in its world-premiere production at the Glimmerglass Festival.

In Review: SWELL

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SWELL, a new experimental song cycle by multiple composers and lyricists presented at HERE on July 14, zooms in on deeply personal stories of immigrants and their descendants, Brin Solomon reports.

In Review: Oliver Beer, Vessel Orchestra

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In Vessel Orchestra, now on view at The Met Breuer, the British artist Oliver Beer transforms 32 diverse art objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art into a curiously harmonious musical instrument.

Playlist (Greensleeves by Mozart).

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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 Jennifer Walshe, Little Simz, Ensemble neoN, and Félicia Atkinson.

Playlist (Chinen In).

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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 Sonic Youth, Davies/Sylvian/Wastell, CUP, and Jason Moran.