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      Angelica Negron uses toys and found objects to create whimsical music.

      Composers Among Us: Angélica Negrón

      Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her works Bubblegum Grass Peppermint Field and La Isla Magica are as whimsical as their names suggest. Leap into Negron’s mind and music in the latest installment of our Composers Among Us series.

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      Ian Maksin is a Russian-born Chicago-based cellist and composer

      Ian Maksin is a Russian-born Chicago-based cellist and composer

      Going Solo

      There is perhaps no more intimate connection in music than when a composer writes a solo piece specifically for a gifted performer, crafting the piece for the player’s specific strengths and musical tastes. We’ll talk with several performers about solos that have been written for them and feature performances of the pieces recorded live in […]

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      Late Night at National Sawdust III

      Relevant Tones teams up for the third concert series with Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music to present new music broadcasting from Brooklyn. 

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      Dealer’s Choice 2017

      About this show: Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. As an avid poker player himself, Seth will deal out the a deck of great selections. Every track is bound to be a winner and not just the luck of the draw.   Playlist:

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      On the left: an image of Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona in the Catalonia region On the right: An image of the Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen in New York City

      On the left: Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona in the Catalonia region On the right: The Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen in New York City

      Balearic and Catalonia in New York

      About this show: Ramon Llull was a leading philosopher, logician and writer in medieval Catalonia and the foundation that today bears his name works to export Catalonian culture and music throughout the world. Their most recent project in the U.S. is an exciting weekend of concerts and workshops in New York and a window into […]

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      Street Musicians Improvising

      Street Musicians Improvising

      Improvisation

      About this show: Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson. Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall. Playlist: Bach/arranged by Gabriela Montero […]

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