In Review: The Force of Things

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Olivia Giovetti plumbs history, mystery, materiality, and more to evoke Ashley Fure's 'The Force of Things,' presented by the International Contemporary Ensemble for Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.

In Review: The Dream Unfinished + Contemporaneous

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews "Sanctuary," an evening of music and talk meant to spark dialogue about racial and social injustice, presented on July 27 by The Dream Unfinished and Contemporaneous.

In Review: Ansonia Quartet at the Museum of Modern Art

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Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a wide-ranging mix of world premieres and "probable" New York premieres, played by the Ansonia Quartet at the Museum of Modern Art.

Performance Review: Hildegard Competition Concert

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On June 12, National Sawdust hosted the culminating event of its inaugural Hildegard Competition, which seeks to encourage inclusivity in the arts through the mentorship of women and non-binary composers.

Performance Review: The Rose Elf

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Producing opera in unusual venues has become commonplace, but there was a particular resonance between location and story when David Hertzberg’s 'The Rose Elf' had its premiere at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Jaap van Zweden and the Soluna Festival: Building Bridges, Expanding Audiences

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Jaap van Zweden, soon to leave his role as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra en route to the New York Philharmonic, talks about the DSO's groundbreaking Soluna Festival, which runs through May 28.

In Review: Midori Takada at the Kitchen

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Midori Takada, a Japanese percussionist whose career skyrocketed after YouTube helped to unearth a magical solo album, offered a mysterious ritual involving music and more at the Kitchen on May 21.

In Review: Julia Wolfe, Spinning

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Never one to shy away from making a statement, the composer Julia Wolfe evoked women's strength and labor in 'Spinning,' presented by Maya Beiser for Peak Performances May 10-13.

Best of 2017: Noteworthy Recordings

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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith celebrates the most noteworthy new recordings and archival releases of 2017.

Best of 2017: 10 Memorable Musical Events

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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith celebrates the 10 most memorable concerts in and around New York City in 2017.