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New York Philharmonic Continues 'Contact' Series with Esa-Pekka Salonen at National Sawdust

New York Philharmonic Continues 'Contact' Series with Esa-Pekka Salonen at National Sawdust >>

The next installation of Contact, a series produced by and featuring musicians from the New York Philharmonic, hits Brooklyn's National Sawdust tonight at 7:30 p.m. Having run through January, the reiteration for Feb. 1's engagement will include Esa-Pekka Salonen's own Floof, plus music by Salonen's mentors Donatoni and Castiglioni as well as Lutoslawski.

LIVE REVIEW: Roomful of Teeth Perform at National Sawdust for ACO's SONiC Festival

LIVE REVIEW: Roomful of Teeth, Ted Hearne Sparkle at National Sawdust for ACO's SONiC Festival >>

Here in the dwindling nights of the American Composers Orchestra's aptly titled showcase SONiC: Sounds of a New Century, composers aged 40 and under are filing out of venues in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, all of which have played safe harbor to their thoroughly modern machinations. Saturday night's performance at National Sawdust, care of the unflappable vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, duly certified festival, venue and ensemble together as one hell of a discovery.

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