New Thread Quartet presents “Explorations Vol. 2” – Dimenna Center

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm

New Thread Quartet presents Explorations Vol. 2: New Works for Saxophone

Thursday, April 20, 8:00pm

Dimenna center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

New Thread Quartet presents works by Max Grafe, Taylor Brook, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Adam Mirza.

New York’s most adventurous saxophone quartet returns for its second annual series exploring new music for saxophones, pushing the ensemble beyond its traditional boundaries. Explorations Vol. 2 features hyper-modern works by four next-generation compositional voices, with a common theme of “Innovation-through-Notation.” Karst by Max Grafe charts the dramatic and musical implications of an initial explosive event – a cataclysmic or traumatic occurrence – followed by an exploration of sharply contrasting, but interrelated musical characters. A shout to the Belgian saxophone player and bandleader, Fud Candrix, Taylor Brook’s Flux Candrix toys with musical quotation and stylistic allusion. Adam Mirza explores dynamic aspects of musical performance in a new work titled In the House of the Living and the Dead, while Chris Fisher-Lochhead showcases the versatility and power of the modern saxophone in Blissing Out – a work notated entirely in tablature. Works by Grafe, Brook and Mirza are newly commissioned world premieres. This concert is presented by New Thread Quartet and is open to the public. Tickets are $10.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Zach Herchen – / 781-718-7100

New Thread Quartet is a presenting partner of Composers Now.


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January 1, 2017

Andrea Lodge performs “Chinook” for solo piano

Date: April 9, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

Pianist Andrea Violet Lodge performs my work “Chinook” for piano on a solo recital at Spectrum NYC.

Sunday, April 9 @3:00pm
121 Ludlow St, 2nd Flr
New York, NY

January 16, 2017

Shimmering Dust @French Quarter Festival, New Orleans

Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm

The Versipel Collective performs “Shimmering Dust” for flute/percussion at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, featured alongside Terry Riley’s “In C,” Timo Andres’ “Safe Travels,” and other new works of the 21st century.

Saturday April 8, 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
St Mary’s  Church at the Old Ursuline Convent
1116  Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA

Versipel event site HERE
French Quarter Festival HERE

March 29, 2017

Con Vivo Spring Gala

Date: April 8, 2017

April 8, 2017: Save the Date for Our Spring Gala

CVM is moving our annual fundraiser to the spring! Join us on April 8 at Barrow Mansion to kick off and help support our 2017 concert season. We will celebrate our mission of bringing the communal spirit of chamber music to Jersey City through free concerts!

More information:

January 1, 2017

Jaw Box – MSQ @St. Johnson Evangelical Lutheran Church, NYC

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm

“Bop”: Manhattan Saxophone Quartet Performs Music by Contemporary Women.
Dan Kochersberger performs my solo soprano saxophone piece “Jaw Box”.

April 6, 2017
St. Johnson Evangelical Lutheran Church, NYC 

A follow-up performance of repertoire from MSQ’s Lincoln Center concert.


February 24, 2017