10th Annual NYC Musical Saw Festival
Trinity Lutheran Church (31-18 37th St., Queens)
Concert & art exhibit revolving around the 300 year old art of playing music on a carpenter’s handsaw, with participation of 40 musical saw players from around the world.
For the past 10 years Astoria (Queens) became a pilgrimage spot for musical saw players from all over the world. This year musical saw players from South Africa, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Poland, Canada and all over the USA registered to perform.
Many music styles (classical, contemporary, pop, folk, show-tunes, etc.).
World premiers of music written especially for the musical saw by Scott Munson and Ady Cohen, as well as the ‘Chorus of the Saws’ – 40 musical saw players playing together. A chamber orchestra conducted by Dan Radtke will accompany musical saw player Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz in a presentation of the musical saw as an ensemble instrument.”