ChamberQUEER: Identity, Inclusiveness, and Audience Participation

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Brin Solomon interviews two founders of the new performing-arts organization ChamberQUEER, covering the group's origin, Brooklyn concerts June 21-23, and future plans.

Phil Kline: Sunshine State Scandals, Set to Song

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Composer Phil Kline talks with Steve Dollar about his new song cycle, a tuneful salute to one of America's most unlikely and unwitting rogues, Florida Man.

Hildegard Profile: Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir

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Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses their work with fellow composer Angélica Negrón.

Hildegard Profile: inti figgis-vizueta

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inti figgis-vizueta, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses their work with fellow composer Nico Muhly.

Hildegard Profile: Niloufar Nourbakhsh

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Niloufar Nourbakhsh, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with fellow composer Missy Mazzoli.

News: ICECommons Composer Residencies Announced

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Ross Karre, co-artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, talks about the group's new ICECommons Artists-in-Residence, the first six of whom have just been named.

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.

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.

Dawn Upshaw: Singers, Students, and Teachers

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Ahead of two National Sawdust concerts with students from the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program that she'll leave behind in June, Dawn Upshaw talks about what she achieved and what comes next.