New Thread @ Aaron Copland School

Date: October 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 am
New Thread Saxophone Quartet presents world premieres by composers Luke Schwartz and Pat Muchmore.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College, Kew Garden Hills
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367

New Thread Quartet takes the stage of LeFrak Concert Hall at the Aaron Copland School of Music, for the premiere of two new works for
saxophone quartet by Queens-based composers Luke Schwartz and Pat Muchmore. Known for championing the works of New York-based composers,
New Thread will present the audience with two highly contrasting pieces, each sounding within a contemporary musical language. Muchmore’s 
Hyperoperator3 for two tenor and two baritone saxophones evokes a voluminous power full of rhythmic complexity and intensity while Schwartz’s 
Open Link in new Tab, for quartet + tape, explores the beautiful texture of tonal improvisation with occasional divergence. The hour-long
program will be framed with works by Michael Djupstrom (Philadelphia), and Marcelo Lazcano (Chile/San Diego). This concert is presented by
Queens College and is FREE and open to the public.
This program is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
August 25, 2014

PPL: Any Size Mirror Is a Dictator

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator is a process-based dance-opera that problemetizes reflective methodologies for researching “culture” by using them to research themselves.

More here:

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator takes place at Momenta Art (56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY), beginning at 3pm with a “peak performance” time of 7-9pm, Thursday-Sunday until October 19th.

Music composition is by Brian McCorkle, Choreography by Lindsey Drury, Libretto text by Esther Neff, project conceptualization and production in collaboration.

3-9pm dance opera performance

I’ll be taking part on Saturday, Oct 11th.

September 22, 2014

Con Vivo Sunday Recital – New Thread Quartet

Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm

Sun, Sep 28, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church
440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ


NTQ presents a recital of contemporary music on Con Vivo’s 2014 Season, featuring the premiere of Sunstruck, a newly commissioned piece by Ben Hjertmann. Our program will feature Ben’s music alongside other composers we have collaborated with from outside NYC.

Hjertmann: Sunstruck
Djupstrom: Test
Lazcano: Ser
Kalb: Ryden Scenes

August 4, 2014

Livestream chat with composer, Ben Hjertmann

Date: September 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

Sun, Sep 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New Thread Quartet will be doing a livestream chat with composer Ben Hjertmann. We have been working on a commission project with Ben that is supported by New Music USA.

At the time of the event our livestream will be available at

You are invited to join our discussion by submitting questions/comments via social media!
NTQ on Facebook
@NewThreadQtet on Twitter

Ben has created a new piece for saxophone quartet titled Sunstruck (originally titled Perpetuum Mobile). We will be premiering this stunning new 30-min piece on September 28 in Jersey City. To share the work and preview this concert, NTQ will do a livestream chat with Ben. We’ll discuss the piece, perform sections of it, and take your questions via social media.

September 2, 2014

Sweet Soubrette @ Spike Hill

Date: September 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Sweet Soubrette’s last show before we lose our beloved violinist Heather to the West Coast! Come out on a Saturday night in September to see Sweet Soubrette in our full glory, brass section and all. Last time we played as the big band, people danced up a storm. The same thing may happen to you.

Sat. Sept 20th @8pm
Spike Hill
184 & 186 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211


September 3, 2014