Alumni Performance Calendar

Welcome to the Alumni Performance Calendar. Here you can find out what your fellow Alumni are up to and plan to see them in action!  Listings in Red are those outside of the United States.

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BROOKLYN: A Night of Female Composers, from Clara Schumann to Meredith Monk
Featuring Alumni: Paola Prestini (BM '98, MM '00, composition), Nico Muhly (MM '04, composition), Naomi Louisa O'Connell (MM' 10, AD' 12, voice and opera studies), Samora Pinderhughes (BM' 13, jazz studies).

Friday, September 27, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Season 5 launches with a nod to National Sawdust’s roots as a women-led institution. From Clara Schumann to Missy Mazzoli, National Sawdust will spotlight and celebrate the dynamism and diversity of these innovative pioneers.  

Featuring work by Clara Schumann, Mary Lou Williams, Meredith Monk, Missy Mazzoli, Paola Prestini, Ellen Reid, and inaugural Hildegard Competition winner Emma O’Halloran, the evening includes performances by two of the brightest stars in contemporary music, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres. Joining these two legends on stage will be soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell, composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes, Nelson Patton, guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang of Son Lux, and the newly formed National Sawdust Ensemble, with musical direction by former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. 

Some of the many pieces these luminaries will perform include a selection from Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera p r i s m, selections from Silent Light, a new opera by Composer, Co-Founder, and Artistic Director of National Sawdust Paola Prestini, and a tribute to composer Mary Lou Williams, an icon of swing and bebop who wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.  

Join National Sawdust for this special evening honoring six women whose work and undeniable talent have indelibly changed the landscape of classical and new music.


Location: National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St., Brooklyn. NY.
Fees: $41.61
Calendar: Domestic (US events only)
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Check out our Alumni Video of the Month:


November 2019

Emi Ferguson (BM ’09, MM ’12, flute; MM ’11, historical performance) and continuo band Ruckus perform J.S. Bach’s Sonata for Flute and Continuo in E Minor, BWV 1034: III. Andante at Harvard University’s Horner Room. The group also recorded this work in their recently released album, Fly the Coop, hailed as “blindingly impressive” by the New York Times, which features new arrangements of Bach’s Flute Sonatas and Keyboard Preludes. You can see them perform the album live on Sunday, November 17 in Upper Manhattan’s Corpus Christi Church.
This video features Juilliard Historical Performance alums Clay Zeller-Townson (MM ’13) on baroque bassoon, Paul Holmes Morton (MM ’16) on theorbo, baroque bassist Doug Balliett (MM ’12), harpist/harpsichordist/organist Parker Ramsay (MM ’17, harp), and Shirley Hunt and Stephen Stubbs on baroque cello and guitar, respectively. Ferguson and Balliett also serve on Juilliard’s Evening Division faculty.

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