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Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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December 2017

Fred Hersch’s Pocket Orchestra

Dec 16 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec. 16th, 2017 — 7pmThe Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra comes to National Sawdust to feature the compositions of 10-time Grammy® nominee Fred Hersch, one of jazz's master pianists and composers.

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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 Hear the world premiere of ‘Book of Dreams’ by David T. Little, Sonja Krefting, and 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 turns out the lights in National Sawdust on the Winter Solstice, performing the US premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas's latest string quartet in total 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 Pianist Vicky Chow performs in trio with longtime John Zorn associates Shanir Blumenkranz and recent MacArthur winner Tyshawn Sorey.

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Kwanzaa Fest

Dec 29 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec 29, 2017 — 7pm Kwanzaa Fest BK brings a modern approach to celebrate the festival of Kwanzaa with an art exhibit, a film screening, musical performances, and the FAMOUS Kwanzaa Fest After Party!

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Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns: New Year’s Eve 2018

Dec 31 - 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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New Year’s Eve 2018 Drag queen Sasha Velour (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9) presents Nightgowns, an evening of short drag performances. Each month features a new lineup of performers, using gender, dance, music, fashion, and visual art in combination to explore both the political and the personal…surprisingly funny, moving, and glamorously queer! Sasha Velour with Daphne Always Darlinda Just Darlinda Lady Quesa'Dilla Neon Calypso Untitled Queen Vander Von Odd Vic Sin and Olive d'Nightlife With DJ Horrorchata Tickets…

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January 2018

Liza Stepanova

Jan 6 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 6th, 2018 - 7:00pm Pianist Liza Stepanova, praised by The New York Times for her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” celebrates the release of her new album, Tones & Colors (CAG Records), with this concert at National Sawdust.

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Classical Sundays: Huizi Zhang, Pianist

Jan 7 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 7th, 2018 — 4PMPianist Huizi Zhang explores the evolution of virtuosic piano music, premiering work from today's most exciting living composers.

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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: BISHI

Jan 11 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 11, 2018 — 7pm Kick off The FERUS Festival with Bishi as she premieres her newest song cycle chronicling her search for belonging in a multicultural world.

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FERUS Festival: Nadia Sirota and Liam Byrne

Jan 12 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 12, 2018 — 7pm Night Two of the FERUS Festival brings Tessellatum, a film and an album fused into one surreal, total experience.

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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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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: Sxip Shirey

Jan 15 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 15, 2018 — 7pm The third night of FERUS is hosted by Sxip Shirey, as he pulls out all the stops. You’ll hear and see cell phones, puppeteers, and a tunnel of singers.

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FERUS Festival: Russian Renaissance

Jan 16 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 16, 2018 — 7pm Hear M-Prize winners Russian Renaissance perform original soundtracks in a screening of iconic Italian film.

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Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Jan 20 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Dec. 2, 2017 - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

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Natti Vogel: Serving Body

Jan 20 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan. 20, 2018 — 7pmCelebrate the latest release of alt-pop mastermind Natti Vogel, Serving Body, on the date of its release, only at National Sawdust.

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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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Emily Wells

Jan 27 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Jan 27, 2018 — 7pmThe “quietly transfixing” alternative violinist, singer, producer and composer Emily Wells performs a rare solo set, reimagining her latest work.

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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 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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Protected: Lara Downes: FOR LENNY, with special guest Rhiannon Giddens

80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Feb. 7th, 2018 - 7:00pm Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the launch of her Sony Classical debut album FOR LENNY, a Leonard Bernstein centennial tribute that spans the landscape of American music from the past, present, and future.

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John Corigliano @ 80

Feb 16 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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Friday, February 16th – 7pm This celebration, exclusively at National Sawdust, features Contemporaneous, American pianist Molly Morkoski, and soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

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Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Feb 17 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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February 17th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

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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 musicians in a multimedia performance.

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Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Mar 10 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 10th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

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Four Tet Live

Mar 19 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 19, 2018 - 10:00pm Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

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Four Tet Live

Mar 20 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 20, 2018 - 10:00pm Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

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Four Tet Live

Mar 21 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 21, 2018 - 10:00pm Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few U.S. 2018 performances.

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Four Tet Live

Mar 22 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 22, 2018 - 10:00pm Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

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Four Tet Live

Mar 23 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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March 23, 2018 - 10:00pm Four Tet debuts his new live set in Brooklyn for one of his few 2018 U.S. performances.

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April 2018

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Apr 7 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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April 7th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

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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

NS Artist in Residence Opera Showcase

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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Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

May 26 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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May 26th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

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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

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Jun 16 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St
Brooklyn, 11249 United States
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June 16th - 11:00am In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

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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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