Rhymes With Opera: Salon NYC

Date: October 19, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

On Saturday, October 19th, Rhymes With Opera brings a semi-annual Salon series back to Exapno in Brooklyn. A new music potluck get-together, the Salon is a chance for the new music community and their friends and fans to get together and share something truly magical: new and experimental music performed in a space that is open-hearted, friendly, supportive, FREE and (best of all) well-fed.

Bring a covered dish to share, grab a bottle of wine (or that nine-year-old bottle of green Creme de Menthe from the back of your cupboard), and come be a part of an event that’s only gotten cooler with age.

33 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This RWO: Salon will feature:

– New Thread Quartet
– Mary MacKenzie, soprano, with Eric Sedgwick, piano
– Sarah Taylor Ellis, composer, with Lane Williamson
– Gregory Brown, singer-songwriter/composer
– Sidney Boquiren, composer
– Alexander Nohai-Seaman, composer, with Sara Paar and Andrea Lodge
– And, of course, Rhymes With Opera

October 10, 2013

Immediacies Series V. 2.1 – Voice Leading, works by Gregory Cornelius and Erin Rogers

Date: October 17, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Voice Leading, works by Gregory Cornelius and Erin Rogers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Firehouse Space
246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY

presented by

thingNY, experimental music collective and The Bark and Scream Series curated by Satoshi Takeishi

Composer Gregory Cornelius (from Boston, MA, co-director of Amp New Music) and composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers (of experimental music ensemble thingNY) bring a program of works for voice, chamber ensemble, electroacoustic and fixed media to Brooklyn’s coziest space for a complete evening. Featuring musicians of thingNY and New Thread Quartet.

Gregory Cornelius, composer/electronics
Erin Rogers, composer/saxophones
Gelsey Bell, voice
Andrea Smith, flute
Dave Ruder, clarinet
Paul Pinto, percussion
Jeffrey Young, violin
Andrew Livingston, bass
Geoffrey Landman, soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon, alto saxophone
Zach Herchen, baritone saxophone

$10 general admission Contact: thingNY@gmail.com

September 2, 2013

Music at the Herchens

Date: October 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 13, from 1 to 4.  New Thread Quartet will give a short performance at the Herchen’s in Plymouth, MA.
Please RSVP by Thursday, October 10.
Music & Munchies
October 10, 2013

New Thread premieres Roberto Kalb in Boston

Date: October 12, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Roberto Kalb D.M.A. Composition Recital
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Free, reception to follow.

The recital will include vocal and chamber works as well as the world premiere of Kalb’s saxophone quartet “Ryden Scenes”.


The New Thread Quartet (www.newthreadquartet.com):

-Geoffrey Landman, Soprano Saxophone (www.geoffreylandman.com)
-Kristen McKeon, Alto Saxophone
-Erin Rogers, Tenor Saxophone (www.erinmrogers.com)
-Zach Herchen, Baritone Saxophone (www.zachherchen.com)

Misha Namirovsky, Piano
Laura Liu, Violin
Daniel Mitnitsky, Cello

Mark Williams, Tenor

David Charles Tay, Tenor


“Dance Russe”
Text by William Carlos Williams

“Tres Canciones de Amor” for Tenor voice and orchestra
I. Me gusts cuando callas
II. La rama robada
III. El crepúsculo
Text by Pablo Neruda

“Three Scenes” for alto saxophone and piano
I. Paisaje
II. Ella
III. Danzón


“Le Dormeur du Val” for Piano Trio

“Ryden Scenes” for Saxophone Quartet
I. The Creatrix
II. Rose
III. Night Visit
IV. Piano Player

RSVP for the Facebook event here:

October 10, 2013

Sweet Soubrette + horns @ LIC Bar

Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 pm

Sweet Soubrette returns, with Serena Jost

45-58 Vernon


September 3, 2013