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New Thread Quartet

New York City, NY            

New Thread Quartet was formed with the mission to develop and perform impactful new music for the saxophone, and to provide high level ensemble playing to feature today’s compositional voices. In 5 seasons, the quartet has commissioned and premiered over 20 new works by composers such as Richard CarrickBen HjertmannScott Wollschleger, and Kathryn Salfelder, with recent commissions from Max Grafe and Taylor Brook as part of its annual Explorations concert series. Based in New York City, NTQ has performed at Carnegie Hall, RouletteDance Theatre of HarlemRoulette, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival Benefit, Monadnock Music, and the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland, and has performed or recorded more than 30 important works for saxophone quartet including Kati Agócs’ Hymn on New England Conservatory’s Composer Series at Jordan Hall, a revival of Michael Djupstrom’s 2001 work Test at Arizona State University’s Katzin Concert Hall, and the premiere recording of Elliott Sharp’s seminal work Approaching the Arches of Corti for 4 soprano saxophones, now available on New World Records.

NTQ has a track record of working closely with composers in a workshop environment during the formation of new works and encourages composer attendance at rehearsals. The quartet strives for multiple performances of newly commissioned works in attempt to bring new music to different audiences as often as possible.

NTQ has conducted masterclasses, residencies, and performances for student saxophonists and composers at Peabody ConservatoryBronx Community CollegeAaron Copland School (Queens College), Montclair State UniversityNYU and NASA Regional and Biennial conferences across the US. NTQ encourages young composers to create new works for saxophones through an open submission policy, conducting reading and feedback sessions throughout the year. 

Ensemble members are Geoffrey Landman (soprano saxophone), Kristen McKeon (alto saxophone), Erin Rogers (tenor saxophone) and Zach Herchen (baritone saxophone). NTQ is a presenting partner of Composers Now.

For more information, visit: www.newthreadquartet.com

Blissing Out by Chris Fisher-Lochhead

New Thread Quartet presents:
Explorations Vol. 2
Blissing Out by Chris Fisher-Lochhead

Geoff Landman, soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon, alto/tenor saxophone
Erin Rogers, tenor saxophone
Zach Herchen, soprano/baritone saxophone

DiMenna Center, NYC
April 20, 2017
http://www.newthreadquartet.com/

Video by Adam Mirza

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“Hyperoperator 3” by Pat Muchmore

New Thread Quartet presents Explorations Vol. 1

Hyperoperator3 by Pat Muchmore

Friday, June 10, 2016
Speyer Hall, University Settlement, New York City

Geoffrey Landman, tenor saxophone
Kristen McKeon, baritone saxophone
Erin Rogers, tenor saxophone
Zach Herchen, baritone saxophone

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“Sunstruck” by Ben Hjertmann

New Thread Quartet’s premiere performance of Ben Hjertmann’s commissioned piece “Sunstruck” at St Paul Lutheran Church (Jersey City, NJ) on Sept 28, 2014. Sunstruck was supported by New Music USA.

Geoff Landman, soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon, alto saxophone
Erin Rogers, tenor saxophone
Zach Herchen, baritone saxophone

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