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Memory / Nostalgia / Somesuch Thing


November 18, 2016
7:00 PM

National Sawdust
80 NORTH 6TH ST
Brooklyn , NY

in 2016 – 2017 we’re doing a bunch of concerts in Williamsburg, as Group in Residence at National Sawdust.

the first:

Curated by Ellen Reid
Memory / Nostalgia / Somesuch thing

The past is something we’re obsessed with. We plod about wondering where we are, but basically we’re just wondering if we really remember right, where we’ve been. This program is lined with filaments of the past. This is a concert about how we find home, hold that feeling within us, and we identify parts of ourselves in the world outside of ourselves. Ellen wonders about the future of her hometown: Knoxville, about Samuel Barber’s time there, and about how folk music plays into the future of classical music. We all wonder together about the words on Pete Seeger’s banjo, about maple syrup, musical odes to music, Americana, and grandmother’s Friday-morning before-school pancakes.

Featuring music by NS Artist in Residence Ellen Reid, Samuel Barber, Franz Schubert, Richard Valitutto, Andrew Tholl, Pete Seeger, the Books, and others.

Produced by wild Up and Beth Morrison Projects