Marilyn Lerner's solo improvisation performance, "Dreamwork," was a highlight of the New Music New College 2012-2013 season. She returns this season with friends, cellist Matt Brubeck and drummer Nick Fraser, as a trio calling themselves Ugly Beauties in the 15th anniversary New Music New College season, which is bringing back past performers who have particularly resonated with audiences.
An artist conversation is at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at Club Sudakoff on the New College campus, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota; admission is free. A pre-concert talk is at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 with the concert to follow at 8 p.m., also at Club Sudakoff. Tickets are $15, free for New College students, faculty and staff. 487-4888; donate.ncf.edu/events.