Only in New York City can you see “saw” players and hear the singing sounds of the saw at the 6th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival, Saturday July 5th, 2008 , at Trinity Church , 31-18 37th Street, Astoria , Queens .
Being an artist with the New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs myself, I was more than happy to promote this event here on our blog 🙂
The cutting edge music starts at 2:00 PM , with a concert featuring about 20 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 worldʼs 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.
When: Saturday, July 5th, 2008 at 2pm
Where: Trinity Church , 31-18 37th Street ( 37th Street at 31st Avenue ), Astoria , NY
Transportation: Near by subway: ‘R’ train to Steinway Street, N/W train to Broadway.
Admission: $10 at the door
For more information, check out the SAWLADY . 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.