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theaddingmachine
07-02-2008, 10:39 PM
See the saw players and hear the singing sounds of the saw: the 6th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival, Saturday July 5th, 2008 , at Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street, Astoria , Queens.

The cutting edge music starts at 2:00 PM , with a concert featuring about 25 musical saw players from Mexico , Germany , Canada and all over the USA . There is also an art exhibition featuring the musical saw in paintings and a video installation.

The world's greatest saw players come out of the woodwork to join other acoustic musicians in a variety of musical performances. Youʼll hear classical, contemporary, folk, gospel, pop, and show tunes throughout the concert. The end of the concert features the 'Chorus of the Saws' - all the saw players playing together.

* Natalia "Saw Lady" Paruz, founder and organizer of the annual NYC Musical Saw Festival, will present the musical saw as an ensemble instrument with participation of a handbell choir, 2 singers, a pianist and an organist.
* Nicholas Bardach of Germany will give a presentation spoofing classical music with the saw
* Rafael Cornejo of Mexico will demonstrate non-traditional saw playing
* World premier of a new piece composed by Scott R. Munson for the saw.
* Solo performances by many musical saw players
* The Chorus of the Saws - all participating saw players will play together

Want to learn to play the musical saw? This is the place to find out all about it. Many of the best saw players from around the world come to the Saw Festival (we had sawists from India , China , Canada and Japan , as well as from around the USA ) and many are returning to the Saw Festival this year.

When: Saturday, July 5th, 2008 at 2pm
Where: Trinity Church , 31-18 37th Street ( 37th Street at 31st Avenue ), Astoria , NY
Near by subway: 'R' train to Steinway Street, N/W train to Broadway.
Admission: $10 at the door

The festival is fun for the whole family (kids 6 years old and up). For more information, check out http://www.SawLady.com/musicalsawfestival.htm. Organized and hosted by Natalia 'Saw Lady' Paruz, this event is sponsored in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

BlahBlah
07-03-2008, 09:05 AM
Is Julian Koster appearing?