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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith celebrates the most noteworthy new recordings and archival releases of 2017.
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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith celebrates the 10 most memorable concerts in and around New York City in 2017.
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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith singles out noteworthy performances and recordings produced and presented by National Sawdust in 2017.
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“A Room of One’s Own,” a new MATA series launched Dec. 15 with a Gabrielle Herbst event, provides the opportunity for female-identifying composers to try out new ideas in a low-pressure environment.
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Live-scoring concerts commonly pair up silent movies with small orchestras. You can’t drown out a silent film and you can’t really get it wrong, since any pairing of sound and image takes you towards a reading.…What the Wordless Music Orchestra pulled off on Friday at National Sawdust was something else entirely.