A black and white long exposure of ocean waves flowing over volcanic rock contrasted with the red Hyacinth.

Dark Flower


National Sawdust


Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.


Le Train Bleu presents an evening of mysterious and exotic works designed to excite and intrigue. The amazing Sarah Kirkland Snider is here, with her celebrated Daughter of the Waves, as well the NYC Premiere of her brand new You are Free. Next up is celebrated veteran Christopher Theofanides with his ballet Artemis, in the new version that we presented with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company last season. Jesse Limbacher is a talented and exciting newcomer, who has written a new work especially for this evening. Finally we are proud to collaborate with the Bruce Wood Dance Project and celebrated choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska in a new dance premiere, with music by Reena Esmail, her gorgeous and perfumed Dark Flower (Gul­-e-­dodi). Once again, Le Train Bleu offers an eclectic but fascinating mix!
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The Light Within

National Sawdust

Wednesday January 6, 2016  7:00pm

We’re calling our first concert at National Sawdust The Light Within, after Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams’ moving work, our concert opener.  But the evening has several other exciting gems as well!  First off, we have an awesome piece by superstar Huang Ruo, for ensemble and a LIVE painter: Confluence.   We will work with award-winning artist Rebecca Allan, who will paint in watercolors in real time (projected above the musicians) to the music.  It’s a thrilling, abstract work, and this will be its NYC Premiere!  Rising star Indian-American composer Reena Esmail has composed a new version for us of her solo cello piece Perhaps, accompanied by the world premiere of a new film by Heather McCalden, and played by our own amazing Colin Stokes.  As if that were not exciting enough, we will also perform two works by wild and wonderful Dutch composer Jacob TV (Jacob ter Veldhuis,):  Grab It!, for electric guitar and soundtrack, played by our astonishing guitarist Jordan Dodson; and Jesus is Coming, for saxophone quartet and soundtrack.

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Ocean Reef Cultural Center

Key Largo, FL

Saturday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

Mozart, Copland, and Gershwin with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, Daniel Phillips, violin, and Ida Kavafian, Viola