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News Julie Taymor Will Host Made in Brooklyn Concert with Gershwin Music
 
Two-time Tony-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King) is set to curate and host the first Made in Brooklyn concert at the recently opened Williamsburg space, National Sawdust. The evening will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers, including celebrated Broadway icon George Gershwin.

Made in Brooklyn will take place Nov. 6 at NS, a new performance space that opened Oct. 1. Formerly a sawdust factory, the venue underwent a $16 million retrofitting and is now home to contemporary music programming. The space can accommodate up to 350 people. In addition to Gershwin's work, the Taylor-helmed concert will feature the music of Oscar winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. It will also feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal’s String Quartet No. 1 "The Stone Cutters" performed by Flux Quartet; and the "Chaconne" from Corigliano’s Academy-Award winning score for "The Red Violin," performed by Tim Fain and Stephen Gosling.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

NS is an artist-led, non-profit venue dedicated to providing a home and support for composers and musicians across varied genres in which they can develop new work. Visit NationalSawdust.org for more information.

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