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80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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October 2017

Nels Cline and Julian Lage

Oct 20 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm Beyond Wilco, Cline performs in a duo project with jazz guitar prodigy Julian Lage in addition to a quartet The Nels Cline Four (that includes Lage plus bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey).

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Late Night at National Sawdust: Steven Stucky Portrait

Oct 20 - 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct. 20, 2017 - 9:30pm Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music team up for the final Late Night at National Sawdust concert of 2017: an intimate portrait of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steven Stucky.   Stucky was one of the country's most prolific and most performed composers, a talented educator and an indispensible part of twentieth century classical music.

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Jeffrey Zeigler presents Mike Block Solo Show

Oct 21 - 7:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 21, 2017 - 7:00pm Mike Block, GRAMMY-Winning cellist and vocalist, presents a mixture of original compositions and songs, arrangements of folk standards, and short Classical selections that draw inspiration from his diverse collaborations with artists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddlers Mark O’Connor and Darol Anger, Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, Malian balafon player Balla Kouyate, and pop stars such as Will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, and Bon Iver.

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The Revolution Vol. 20

Oct 21 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct. 21, 2017 - 10:00pm As a part of VOL. 20, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists: Chandanie O, Looms, and Born Relic.

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ICE Presents: Sabrina Schroeder and Monte Weber

Oct 22 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 22, 2017 - 4:00pm ICE makes their debut as National Sawdust Artists-in-Residence

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Closed for Recording

Oct 23 - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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National Sawdust will be closed for a recording session.

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Stone Commissioning Series: Brian Marsella

Oct 25 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 25, 2017 - 7:00pm Gatos do Sul features premieres of compositions by Brian Marsella inspired by classical, jazz, and folkloric Brazilian music. Influenced by composers from Ernesto Lazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Pixinguinha to Baden Powell and Egberto Gismonti, Marsella combines samba, bossa-nova, choro and more and turns it all on its ear.

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National Sawdust+ presents Wide Angle with Gene Smith: An evening with Sam Stephenson + The Paris Review

Oct 26 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct. 26, 2017 - 7:30pm Author and documentarian Sam Stephenson (The Jazz Loft Project) and The Paris Review host an NS+ evening of readings, music, and film inspired by pioneering American photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith, whose beguiling life and legacy are explored in Stephenson’s new book, Gene Smith’s Sink. Jazz musicians and members of Wordless Music Orchestra will perform.

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Irish Arts Center Co-Presentation: This is How We Fly, Album Launch: Foreign Fields

Oct 27 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 27, 2017 - 7:00pm The Irish Origins: Samhain Festival at National Sawdust will be co-presented by Irish Arts Center. Throughout the weekend we will hear a wealth of talent and music from Irish and American artists and composers.

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This Is How We Fly In Concert

Oct 28 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm The Irish Origins: Samhain Festival at National Sawdust will be co-presented by Irish Arts Center. Throughout the weekend we will hear a wealth of talent and music from Irish and American artists and composers.

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Iarla ó Lionáird and Contemporaneous, perform works by Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy Isabelle O’Connell, piano and electronics

Oct 28 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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October 28, 2017 - 7:30pm Opening the evening Isabelle O’Connell, pianist, brings a beautiful program of renowned living Irish new music composers, whom have created one of the most exciting and diverse music scenes in the world today.

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ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG: Shakespeare in Love…with opera Benefit Performance

Oct 30 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 30, 2017 - 7:30pm Don thy bejewelled codpieces, thy neck ruffs and farthingales: Shakespeare cometh! Heartbeat Opera proudly presents its fourth annual Drag Extravaganza for two nights of divalicious coloraturas, eye-popping fashion, and Halloween revelries.

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ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG: Shakespeare in Love…with opera

Oct 31 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 31, 2017 - 7:30pm Don thy bejewelled codpieces, thy neck ruffs and farthingales: Shakespeare cometh! Heartbeat Opera proudly presents its fourth annual Drag Extravaganza for two nights of divalicious coloraturas, eye-popping fashion, and Halloween revelries.

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ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG: Shakespeare in Love…with opera

Oct 31 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Oct 31, 2017 - 10:00pm Don thy codpieces, neck ruffs, and farthingales -- Shakespeare cometh! Heartbeat Opera, “one of the most agile and dynamic companies on New York's indie opera scene” (Opera News) proudly presents its fourth annual Drag Extravaganza for two nights of divalicious coloraturas, eye-popping fashion, and Halloween revelries.

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November 2017

American Modern Ensemble: Music by David Feurzeig, Pierce Gradone, Texu Kim, Robert Paterson and Aaron Mencher

Nov 1 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 1, 2017 - 7:00pm Hear the New York premiere of Paterson's I SEE YOU with SYBARITE5. CD release party for David Feurzig, and 3 AME Competition Winners: Gradone, Mencher and Kim.

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David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove

Nov 2 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 2, 2017 - 7:00pm For over two decades, world-renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with the sensibility of a contemporary musician strongly informed by funk, jazz and hip-hop.

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Yoshie Fruchter: Sandcatchers: Album Release

Nov 2 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 2, 2017 - 10:00pm This show celebrates the release of the debut album by Sandcatchers (Chant Records/Electric Cowbell). . Featuring oud player and composer Yoshie Fruchter with Myk Freedman (lap steel), Michael Bates (bass),Tim Keiper (percussion, Ngoni) and special guest Erik Friedlander (cello), Sandcatchers plays original and joyous music inspired both by Middle Eastern maqam and the Appalachian trail - a true and beautiful collaboration of sound and souls.

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Jazz For Kids: Timbalooloo Duo Workshop

Nov 4 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov. 4, 2017 - 11:00am Oran Atkin, grammy award-winning clarinetist and performer teaches children music through

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Magos Herrera Presents Brazil Afora

Nov 4 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 4, 2017 - 7:00pm Magos Herrera curates Brazil Afora: a Brazilian band who captures the vibrancy of the Amazon. They come to National Sawdust to release a new album with saxophonist John Ellis as a special guest.

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Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley: TROIKA

Nov 11 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 11, 2018 - 7:00pm Acclaimed for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire – the endlessly inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley returns with TROIKA, a new album on the PENTATONE Oxingale series, to explore music of the Slavic soul.

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Dessa with special guest MONAKR

Nov 11 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov. 11, 2017 - 10:00pm Dessa is a rapper, singer and essayist whom the Utne Reader calls, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” As a musician she tours as a solo artist and as a member of Doomtree, the innovative Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective. On stage she's funny and ferocious, but also tender—her live show includes rapid-fire rap songs, heartbreak ballads, catchy choruses, and some charismatic banter fueled by wit and whiskey.

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Refugee Orchestra Project presents OUR ART, OUR STORIES (the voice of refugee artists)

Nov 12 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 12, 2017 - 4:00pm Refugee artists across disciplines come together in conversation and performance. Members of Refugee Orchestra Project perform works by refugee composers from the 20th century and today featuring refugee musicians, visual art by refugee artists, and mini-documentaries by refugee filmmaker Tarek Turkey.

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Sixteenth Annual CRF Awards Ceremony

Nov 13 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov. 13, 2017 - 7:00pm Presenting the 16th annual awards ceremony for the Classical Recording Foundation. Featuring performances by Lara Downes, Emily Levin, Thomas Sauer and David Bowlin, and the music of Gregg Kallor and Peter Lieberson.

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Rinde Eckert in Steve Mackey’s SLIDE w/ Orchestra 2001, conducted by Jayce Ogren

Nov 17 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 17, 2017 - 7:00pm Rinde Eckert in Steve Mackey's SLIDE w/ Orchestra 2001, conducted by Jayce Ogren

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The Revolution Vol. 21

Nov 18 - 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 18, 2018 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. As a part of VOL. 21, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists: Fusilier, Shenna, and Lohai.

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Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 23 - 8:00 am - Nov 26 - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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We will be closed for the holiday!

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The Stone Commissioning Series: Jad Atoui

Nov 29 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Nov 29, 2017 - 7:00pm Besides formal musical language and practices, the usage of biological data and behavior analysis as tools to compose, allows not only human beings but also lower life forms, such as plants, to be sonically expressive. In 2015, electronic musician Jad Atoui joined molecular biologist Ivan Marazzi and together, they conceived “Biosonics”, which bestowed plants with the ability to generate compositions performed by musicians on stage in order to monitor biological response and translate it into a performance experience.

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December 2017

A Night of Mark Adamo

Dec 2 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec. 2, 2017 - 7:00pm Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated début opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel. Introduced by Houston Grand Opera in 1998 and revived there in 2000, Little Women is one of the most frequently performed American operas of the last fifteen years, with more than 80 national and international engagements in cities ranging from New York to Minneapolis, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Adelaide, Perth, Mexico City, Brugges, Banff, Calgary, and Tokyo, where it served as the official U.S. cultural entrant to the 2005 World Expo.

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25th Anniversary Concert of the AIDS Quilt Songbook

Dec 3 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec 3, 2017 - 7:00pm A concert of art songs for voice and piano dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The project was begun in the early 1990s by baritone William Parker and first performed in Alice Tully Hall in 1993. Following a successful 20th anniversary concert at Cooper Union featuring several of the original performers on the first AQSB, pianist Thomas Bagwell and composer Gordon Beeferman co-curate an evening of selections from the first collection, songs from various regional versions of the songbook, and several new songs written for this evening reflecting the current realities of the HIV/AIDS situation in this country.

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Winterreise Nights: We Breathe Again, Live Score

Dec 6 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec 6, 2017 - 7:00pm For centuries, Alaska Native peoples survived the harsh conditions of life in the far north while their social, cultural, and spiritual practices thrived. Rarely heard of 40 years ago, suicide is now one of the leading causes of death for Alaska Natives. We Breathe Again intimately explores the lives of four Alaska Native people who are determined to break free from personal histories of trauma and suicide.

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Winterreise Nights: Tanya Tagaq Presents: Laura Ortman

Dec 7 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec. 7, 2018 - 7:00pm Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a Brooklyn, NY composer, musician and artist. She produces solo albums, live performances and film/art soundtracks and frequently collaborates with artists in film, music, art, dance, multi-media, activistism and poetry, such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Caroline Monnet, Michelle Latimer, Raphaele Shirley and Martha Colburn. She plays violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, pedal steel guitar, sings through a megaphone, and makes field recordings.

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Winterreise Nights: Dear Edvard

Dec 10 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec 10, 2017 - 4:00pm Dear Edvard is a new music-theatre piece about the life and loves of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Art history biopic, love story, psychological exploration and family drama, Munch is set in the same hospital room at Dr. Jacobsen’s Clinic for Nervous Disorders and Alcoholism, where the artist committed himself in 1908.

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Closed for Recording

Dec 12 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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National Sawdust will be closed for a recording session.

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Nels Cline – Larry Ochs – Gerald Cleaver

Dec 13 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec 13, 2017 - 7:00pm Within the universe of sound lies the interstellar sound-space called improvised music. And from within this interstellar space comes the interplanetary space where the sonic energies of Cleaver, Cline and Ochs mind-meld for each unique concert by these three unpredictable music-makers. The National Sawdust concert marks the end of a six-city tour. Expect the music to be focused and energized. Know that these sound explorers - veterans of decades of improvised music - will be doing their utmost to raise the bandstand, and you with it.

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Book of Dreams: Chapter Sand

Dec 17 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec. 17, 2017 - 4:00pm World premiere of ‘Book of Dreams’ by David T. Little, Sonja Krefting, and David Adam Moore. In collaboration with National Sawdust and GLMMR, Sparks Commissions presents the world premiere of a new song cycle. The Book of Dreams: Chapter Sand is an electroacoustic song cycle that pushes the boundaries of traditional art song by fusing unamplified operatic vocals with digital sound design to weave a delicate tapestry of human and machine sounds. Based on the work of surrealist poet Sonja Krefting, the cycle combines an original vocal composition by acclaimed composer David T. Little with an electronic realization by Metropolitan Opera baritone and digital media artist David Adam Moore.

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Jenny Hval

Dec 18 - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec. 18, 2017 - 8:00pm Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a recording artist and writer both in her native Norway and abroad. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.

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Winter solstice show: JACK Quartet performs Haas in the dark

Dec 21 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec 21, 2017 - 7:00pm JACK returns to National Sawdust on the winter solstice to give the US premiere of this mystical exploration of darkness.

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Closed For Winter Holidays

Dec 23 - 8:00 am - Dec 25 - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Happy Holidays!

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John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series: Vicky Chow

Dec 27 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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December 27, 2017 - 7:00pm A fabulous concert of music for piano trio featuring the incredible Vicky Chow performing exactly notated virtuosic piano music that pushes the envelope of what is possible with a piano, accompanied by the dynamic improvising rhythm section of longtime Zorn associates Shanir Blumenkranz and the exhilarating percussionist Tyshawn Sorey.

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January 2018

New York Philharmonic: CONTACT!

Jan 8 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 8, 2018 - 7:30pmCONTACT! returns to National Sawdust — “the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks” (New York magazine) — for another season of “must-hear adventures” (The New York Times).

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 10 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 11 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 12 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 13 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

Jan 13 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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January 13, 2018 - 7:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience. A musical and visual mosaic in which Claron McFadden, singing, whispering and laughing, merges sorrowful, mischievous and cynical passages into one another.

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Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

Jan 13 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 13, 2018 - 10:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience.

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 14 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

Jan 14 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 14, 2018 - 12:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience.

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Prototype: Secrets US Premiere

Jan 14 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 14, 2018 - 5:00pm In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience.

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 15 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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Ferus Festival 2018

Jan 16 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Jan 16

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 10-16, 2017 A festival of untamed voices showcasing multimedia collaborations and works-in-progress every January.

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ICE Presents: The Music of Nicole Mitchell, Lu Wang, Okkyung Lee, and More!

Jan 21 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 21, 2018 - 4:00pm The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents new works by Okkyung Lee, Nicole Mitchell, and Lu Wang in an eclectic set of pairings of ICE musicians.

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Claire Tancons Presents: Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Jan 25 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 25, 2018 - 7:00pm Jacques Schwarz-Bart has been at the center of several musical revolutions: neo soul next to D’angelo and Erika Badu, New Jazz as a founding member of Roy Hargrove RH Factor. He outright created two surging new styles: Gwoka Jazz, and Voodoo jazz, reuniting jazz music with its Afro-Caribbean and spiritual origins. Jacques’ impressionistic writing, powerful tone, and wide-ranging language – both lyrical and angular – have fueled a growing presence on the world stage.

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Fresh Squeezed Opera Presents: Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens

Jan 28 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 28, 2018 - 4:00pm Mythological sirens roost deep in our collective conscious, ancient forerunners to the femme fatale. In Here Be Sirens; join these singing ciphers as they investigate their own origins, seeking–through the twists & turns of literature & philosophy–a way off the island for good.

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February 2018

Kinan Azmeh Presents: Tarek Yamani’s Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic

Feb 1 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm Tarek Yamani's critically acclaimed album "Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic" is an exploration of classical Arabic music within the frameworks of African-American jazz. The result, a genre often dubbed as "Afro-Tarab" is jazz piano trio performance which will take the audience on a journey from late 1800's Egypt and Iraq to contemporary New York.

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Choral Chameleon: Spirit

Feb 2 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Feb. 2, 2018 - 7:00pm This program is the first installment of 3-part 'Mind, Body, Spirit' series in 2018 recognizing the singer as an instrument who is also a whole person. In 'Spirit', Choral Chameleon’s 12-voice Ensemble explores the movement of the palpable, yet unseen musician's spirit.

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Jojo Abot: FYFYA WOTO | “POWER TO THE GOD WITHIN”

Feb 3 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Feb 3, 2018 - 7:00pm POWER TO THE GOD WITHIN is a multi sensory experience inviting the community into a sacred and shared space provoked and stimulated by expressions of identity, community and spirituality. Through moving and still imagery, multi media art installations, sound and performance art, the artist invites you to reimagine your SELF and the world you occupy daily.

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Choral Chameleon: Spirit

Feb 4 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Feb. 4, 2018 - 4:00pm This program is the first installment of 3-part 'Mind, Body, Spirit' series in 2018 recognizing the singer as an instrument who is also a whole person. In 'Spirit', Choral Chameleon’s 12-voice Ensemble explores the movement of the palpable, yet unseen musician's spirit. In this unique program, members of the Ensemble will engage in the music selection as a means of autobiography - each of them openly telling the unique story of their musical upbringing.

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March 2018

REFUGEES ARE US

Mar 4 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 4, 2018 - 4:00pm Incorporating themes from their recent video project with Papel & Caneta, Refugee Orchestra Project UNITES by bringing together refugee and non-refugee artists in cross-disciplinary, collaborative projects. Musicians and composers team up with dancers, videographers, stage directors, poets, and performance artists.

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April 2018

Cantori New York | Gavrillin: CHIMES

Apr 8 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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April 8, 2018 - 4:00pm CHIMES is an evening-length Russian-language work for chorus, soloists, and instruments. The inexorable musical and dramatic momentum of the piece will sweep listeners along and inspire a timely reflection on the seductive yet treacherous appeal of an artfully invoked nationalism and populism.

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CIACCONA: The Bass of Time | Robyn Bollinger, violin

Apr 8 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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April 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Abraham Brody & Trys Keturiose: ANCESTORS

Apr 12 - 7:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm In our modern society, many of us have lost our roots. Knocked off balance by the speed and immediacy of modern technology, we have lost touch with many of the traditions which both ground us and orientate us to the rhythms of life. First premiered at the Barbican Centre in London, 'Ancestors’ draws from both folk music and ancient rituals of Baltic Culture, exploring the connection to his roots through ritual, gesture, and music.

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David Krakauer Presents: On Pitom

Apr 20 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm Avante-garde rock meets the Jewish tradition in Pitom, a shredding instrumental band led by guitarist Yoshie Fruchter.

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May 2018

Scenes from EVA

May 3 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm Scenes from EVA, an upcoming opera scored for five vocalists, chamber orchestra and electronics with a libretto drawn from the recently published Diaries of visual artist Eva Hesse.

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Experiments in Opera: And Here We Are

May 6 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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May 6, 2018 - 7:00pm And Here We Are is a 90-minute work scored for 4 vocal soloists, choir and mixed ensemble. The premiere production will be staged using an updated take on traditional Southeast Asian shadow puppetry.

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Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket

May 19 - 7:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with Toronto's virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner.

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ICE Presents: The Music of Anna Thorvaldsdottir with Cory Smythe and the International Contemporary Ensemble

May 27 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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May 27, 2018 - 4:00pm The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) present an evening of the keyboard works of Anna Thorvaldsdottir in an intimate and immersive, multimedia setting at National Sawdust.

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Kinan Azmeh Presents Essam Rafea: Ancient Sound

May 31 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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May 31, 2018 - 7:00pmReaching from Middle Eastern roots, up and out to a sound beyond boundaries.

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June 2018

Songs of David Del Tredici and Eric Moe

Jun 20 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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June 20, 2018 - 7:00pm Songs of Eric Moe and David Del Tredici. Will include Moe's & a Warm Hello From the Alien Ant Farm and selections from Del Tredici's Gay Life, Three Baritone Songs, Penis Poems and others

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