Last Words: National Sawdust Log at a Time of Transition

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As National Sawdust Log ceases operation at a time of drastic challenge, editor and lead writer Steve Smith looks back at what this bold joint initiative among artists, journalists, and critics achieved.

Inside National Sawdust: Kinds of Kings Explore Meyer Sound

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Vanessa Ague talks to composers Gemma Peacocke and Cassie Wieland about the music they created for a Kinds of Kings residency concert at National Sawdust in March, now postponed and awaiting rescheduling.

Inside National Sawdust: Against the Grain Theatre in Residence

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DIrector Joel Ivany and composer Michelle DiBucci talk to Olivia Giovetti about 'Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup,' the timely chamber opera Against the Grain Theatre is workshopping in residence at National Sawdust.

In Review: Anna Webber Idiom VI

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Martin Johnson reviews the premiere performance of 'Idiom VI,' a long-form composition Anna Webber presented in the Stone Commissioning Series at National Sawdust in January.

Lucy Shelton: A Gourmet Guide to Modern Song

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Previewing what promises to be a delectable recital at National Sawdust on Dec. 15, the celebrated vocalist Lucy Shelton disclosed her recipe for success to singer, conductor, and composer Amber Evans

Inside National Sawdust: Kinds of Kings in Residence

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Previewing a National Sawdust residency that gets underway Dec. 13, Vanessa Ague talks with Kinds of Kings founders Gemma Peacocke and Shelley Washington, and fellowship recipient Andrew M. Rodriguez.

Lucy Dhegrae: From Trauma to Testimony in The Processing Series

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In advance of her season-long National Sawdust residency, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae speaks with Olivia Giovetti about the intensely personal story at the heart of her project, which includes four commissioned premieres.

Inside National Sawdust: Powerful Sounds

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Nicole Merritt, director of programming at National Sawdust, talks with Olivia Giovetti about Powerful Sounds, a newly launched series that explores links between sound, motion, music, and wellness.

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.

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.