NATIONAL SAWDUST @ THE WALLIS
in the Lovelace Studio Theater Brooklyn’s National Sawdust is one of the most innovative venues in the country, a place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious fans and casual listeners alike. The Wallis is thrilled to partner with National Sawdust, led by the visionary co-founder, Artistic Director and Composer Paola Prestini, for two boundary-breaking concerts in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater this season.
“Paola Prestini is a composer and impresario whose interdisciplinary vision is helping to shape the future of new music.” – Broadway World
Forward Music Project – May 30-31, 2019
Lovelace Studio Theater
Amanda Gookin, performer
Composers: Angélica Negrón, Nathalie Joachim, Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Amanda Feery, Morgan Krauss
The startlingly visceral cellist Amanda Gookin performs stylistically contrasting commissions by seven female composers that explore a range of issues facing women today, from the LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights, sexual violence and empowerment.
“Consistently self-possessed, and alternately delicate and fierce in her musical approach, Gookin displayed impressive reserves of emotional and technical energy.” – San Francisco Classical Voice