In Review: A Night of Women Composers

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews the opening night National Sawdust's fifth season, a mix of compositions and improvisations honoring Clara Schumann, Meredith Monk, Mary Lou Williams, and other distinguished creators.

Jessica Pavone: The Art and Science of Vibrating Strings

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As Jessica Pavone prepares to celebrate the release of her newest album, 'Brick and Mortar,' the improvising violist, composer, and bandleader talks to Steve Dollar about her long path back to ensemble music.

In Review: Lara Downes

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Drawing upon two recent albums and welcoming a handful of well-chosen guests, the pianist Lara Downes celebrated the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birthday in a National Sawdust recital.

In Review: Kamala Sankaram, Looking at You

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'Looking at You,' a devastatingly smart, immersive techno-noir opera by Kamala Sankaram running through Sept. 21 at HERE, questions the reliability of technology, reviewer Olivia Giovetti reports.

Album Review: Julia Wolfe, Fire in my mouth

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Julia Wolfe's oratorio 'Fire in my mouth' registers with intensity in a New York Philharmonic performance issued on Decca Gold, Brin Solomon asserts, even without its visual and spatial elements.

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: Meredith Monk, ATLAS

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Yuval Sharon's Los Angeles Philharmonic revival of Meredith Monk's 'ATLAS,' reviewed by Catherine Womack, reveals a prescient, essential American opera.

In Review: Hildegard Competition Concert

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Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh reviews the 2019 Hildegard Competition Concert, including premieres by the three winners as well as works by six finalists, presented on June 4 at National Sawdust.

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.