Con Vivo Music presents “New Thread Quartet: avalanche lily”

Date: March 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

New Thread Quartet: avalanche lily
Friday, March 4 2022 @ 7:00pm
Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ

In person: FREE, all ages welcome
COVID-19 vaccine and masks required
Livestream: Con Vivo Music on YouTube

New Thread Quartet returns to our stage with a program of new works for saxophone. The concert centers on Amy Beth Kirsten’s avalanche lily, a multi-movement work inspired by wildflowers from the mountains of Wyoming and developed with support from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program. Each movement draws from a unique concept found in nature, from flowers whose appearance indicates a risk of avalanche, to plants that split stones and trees holding onto nutrients to survive until spring.

The program continues with several works close to NTQ’s heart. Alon Nechushtan’s Quarantingo was composed during the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and blends extended saxophone technique with tango and jazz elements. Jonathan Harris’ M. Cassini draws inspiration from a cicada with a 17-year cycle, building a unique soundscape entirely from multiphonics. Emily Koh’s homonym employs microtonal melodies inspired by words that are spelled identically and sound the same, but have different meanings.

Emily Koh – homonym
Jonathan Harris – M. Cassini *
Alon Nechushtan – Quarantingo * (world premiere)
Amy Beth Kirsten – avalanche lily * +

* written for New Thread Quartet
+ This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

February 24, 2022

Johnstone Fund presents Hypercube // Short North Stage // Columbus, OH

Date: February 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

The Johnstone Fund for New Music presents Hypercube
This is the NYC-based quartet’s first Columbus performance.

Tuesday, February 22, 7-8pm
Short North Stage
1187 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
“The Force for Good” by Michael Fiday* [world premiere]
“Brink” by Joshua Mallard [Ohio premiere]
“We Are Here” by Seong Ae Kim [Ohio premiere]
“Voided Cross” (for Michael Heizer; 4th Movement) by Eric Wubbels [Ohio premiere]

*Commissioned by the Barlow Foundation

Admission is free. As with many arts organizations, we are requiring masks and proof of vaccinations. Seating is limited to 75 people. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Parking assistance is available through the ParkColumbus app.
This performance is part of the free “New Music at Short North Stage” concert series.

The Johnstone Fund for New Music was founded by Columbus community leaders Jack and Zoe Johnstone in 2008. It supports the continuing growth and vitality of contemporary classical music by funding the creation and performance of new works for a growing audience in Central Ohio.

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February 9, 2022

Popebama // line upon line Winter Composer Festival // Austin, TX

Date: February 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Line Upon Line’s Winter Composer Festival
featuring guest faculty: Popebama

to Fri

Concert: Friday, February 18, 7pm
Mostly Popebama, with short sets by Aaron Cassidy and line upon line.

5305 Bolm Road #12
Austin, TX 78721

Featuring works by Erin Rogers, Dennis Sullivan and Rick Burkhardt.
More info HERE
Tickets HERE

December 20, 2021

Premiere of “Passage” Gabi Vanek (bassoon) + Daniel Schreiner (piano) – Denison University, OH

Date: February 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 12, 2022 // 7pm
Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts – Burke Recital Hall
240 W Broadway
Granville, OH 43023

Denison University Department of Music presents a concert of newly composed music by Lilac Atassi, Ramin Roshandel, Christine Burke, Erin Rogers, and Zachery S. Meier performed by Ligament Duo (Anika Kildegaard and Will Yager), Daniel Schreiner, and Gabi Vanek. This concert is supported by the 2021-2022 New Music on the Point’s Alumni Concert Series.

Campus and community audiences will be subject to Denison COVID restrictions and guidelines in place at the time.

More information + tickets: HERE

January 9, 2022

“How Deep Is Your Love” performed by line upon line @ SHSU Contemporary Music Festival

Date: February 7, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm

Austin-based line upon line percussion performs How Deep Is Your Love (2019) for 3 musicians who can do anything if they try hard enough in coordination with the SHSU Contemporary Music Festival at Sam Houston State University. Formed in 2009, line upon line is considered “a riveting, always-surprising and delightful trio” by the Austin American Statesman.

Monday, February 7 // 7:30pm (Central) // 8:30pm (Eastern)
Live-stream link:

James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
Payne Concert Hall
Sam Houston State University
815 17th St.
Huntsville, Texas, 77341

More info + tkts HERE

February 7, 2022