Nous NY New Opera Showcase @ Trinity Wall Street
01.18.16 |8pm
New York, NY US
OPERA America presents a special one-night-only concert of excerpts from four new operas, performed with live orchestra and vocalists at historic Trinity Wall Street

BMOP @ Jordan Hall
11.22.15 |3pm
Boston, MA US
Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert. Performance of the opera, “The Fisherman and His Wife” in collaboration with Odyssey Opera and New England Conservatory. Playing principal alto saxophone

NTQ @ Monadnock Music
07.30.15 |7:30-9pm
Jaffrey Center, NH US
NTQ is thrilled to be headed to beautiful New Hampshire for a performance on Monadnock Music’s 50th Anniversary Season.

Quartette by Caryl Florio
Selections from Pagine by Salvatore Sciarrino
Stolen From Above by Kathryn Salfelder
Premier Quatuor by Jean Baptiste Singelée
Liberties Taken (with Sahana Raga Varnam) by David Claman / K.S. Subramanian / Tiruvottiyur Tyaggaya
Ryden Scenes by Roberto Kalb

Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival
07.26.15 |10:00am-12:00pm
Lenox, MA US
I will be performing Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Dark Crossing” with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

Sax duo with Patrick Stadler @ 17th World Saxophone Congress
07.12.15 |3:15pm
Strasbourg, FR
Patrick and I will be performing “El Poeta (Pariso)” for two alto saxophones by Matias Far, and the world premiere of Paul Clift’s “duo/anagram” for two tenor saxophones and electronics.

Solo recital @ 17th World Saxophone Congress
07.10.15 |9:45am
Strasbourg, FR
The contemporary tenor saxophone – recital featuring the world premiere of Marcelo Lazcano’s “Ap. 16/17” and the European premiere of Chris Fisher-Lochhead’s “Ventriloquist”.

NTQ @ Home Audio
06.27.15 |8-11pm
Brooklyn, NY US
New Thread plays Mara Mayer’s famed experimental salon series Home Audio. We’ll be performing Ben Hjertmann’s epic piece Sunstruck alongside Marcelo Lazcano’s Buddha-inspired composition Ser.

Either/Or Spring Festival I, with Anthony Coleman @ University Settlement
06.10.15 |8pm
New York, NY US
Trio performance with Anthony Coleman and David Shively in a world premiere of a new work by Mr. Coleman.

NTQ @ Bushwick Open Studios
06.06.15 |2:30pm
Brooklyn, NY US
Pine Box Rock Shop, Spread Art, and thingNY present the Grattan Street Performance Block Party. For the third year in a row, Grattan St. will be filled with performance art, installations, live music, food trucks, gallery trucks, and more. There will be performances and installations curated by Spread Art, music curated by thingNY, and refreshments at the Pine Box Rock Shop.

Music curated by thingNY:
12:30pm: Oxygen Ensemble
1:30pm: Jeff Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust
2:30pm: New Thread Quartet + Luke Schwartz
3:30pm: Naked Roots Conducive
4:30pm: CACAW

NTQ’s Program (2:30pm):
Luke Schwartz: Open Link In New Tab, with Luke Schwartz on electric guitar
Daniel Wohl: Microfluctuations in Plainchant, for sax quartet and stereo playback

Portrait Concert of Kaito Nakahori @ The United Nations
05.29.15 |6:30pm
New York, NY US
US premiere of an ensemble and solo soprano piece, “Hibi (Crack) 5 in her mind”

NTQ @ Jordan Hall NEC Composers’ Series
05.06.15 |8pm
Boston, MA US
NTQ returns to New England Conservatory for a second performance of Kathryn Salfelder’s Stolen From Above. We’re excited to be performing on the Composers’ Series in Jordan Hall!

Friday Night Loud @ Spectrum NYC
05.01.15 |7:30-8:30pm
New York, NY US
New Thread Quartet performs as part of Richard Carrick’s Friday Night Loud series at Spectrum. Our program will include two of the newest pieces written for NTQ: Luke Schwartz’s Open Link in New Tab for electric guitar & saxophone quartet and Pat Muchmore’s Hyperoperator3 for two tenor and two baritone saxophones.

New Thread Quartet @ Gould Memorial Library
04.22.15 |12pm
Bronx, NY US
NTQ returns to Bronx Community College for a noon recital at the Gould Memorial Library’s beautiful rotunda.

NTQ @ Peabody Conservatory
04.18.15 |12:30-2:00
Baltimore, MD US
NTQ will be giving a masterclass at Peabody Conservatory’s Maestro’s Cafe. We’re excited to give a 30 minute performance followed by coachings and a discussion of managing a chamber ensemble post-college.

Novus NY @ Trinity Wall Street
04.16.15 |1pm
New York, NY US
I’m very excited to be playing the famous alto sax solo in Milhaud’s La Creation du Monde with the incredible players of Novus NY in the historic Trinity Wall Street Church.

NTQ @ MuFoCo
04.11.15 |8:05-10:05pm
Brooklyn, NY US
Music for Contemplation (MuFoCo) presents New Thread Quartet performing new works by Elizabeth Adams, Elisa Corona, Assaf Gidron, and Beau Sievers.

Music for Contemplation aims to engage a completely new audience for radical contemporary music in a historic church through a series of six concerts dedicated to presenting compositions with open structures, quiet dynamics and use of silence. Taking place at the Church of the Annunciation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the series offers new music with a special focus on the contemplative nature of listening. The series includes premieres of works by five New York composers.

Music for Contemplation is supported by New Music USA. To learn more about this project, visit:

Kathryn Salfelder DMA Composition Recital @ Brown Hall
02.28.15 |8pm
Boston, MA US
NTQ is headed up to New England Conservatory this weekend to premiere Kathryn Salfelder’s new sax quartet “Stolen From Above”. Our performance will be part of her free DMA recital, so come check it out!

NovusNY and Trinity Choir @ Carnegie Hall
02.21.15 |8pm
New York, NY
IVES Symphony No. 4
GINASTERA Turbae ad passionem gregorianam

NTQ @ Composers Now Festival Kick-Off Event
01.30.15 |7-10pm
New York, NY US
New Thread Quartet presents Erin Rogers’ Urban Composites and Pat Muchmore’s Hyperoperator3 at the Composers Now Festival Kick-Off Event. We will perform during Session I: 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

About Composers Now:
Composers Now celebrates living composers, raising visibility for music creators of diverse genres and styles. It fosters broader public awareness and access to these artists and their music through an annual Composers Now Festival and Creative Residencies. Founder and artistic director Tania León leads the organization since 2010. Symphony Space served as an incubator for the development of the Composers Now Festival, designed to honor the plethora of sounds and styles of today’s composers. The Fund for the City of New York invited Composers Now to become a project partner in 2013. Amy Roberts Frawley has been its Program Director since that time.

The Composers Now Festival brings together performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestra, opera, musical theater and dance companies as well as many other innovative events through New York City. Composers are in attendance at all events which are open to the public. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time.

NTQ @ Circuit Bridges
01.29.15 |7:30-8:30pm
New York, NY US
Circuit Bridges will present a concert of diverse and exciting electroacoustic music by composers from New York City and around the world. New Thread Quartet will perform Mother Earth by Erin Rogers, for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics. We will be joined by Andrea Lee Smith (flute) and Paul Pinto (electronics).

New Thread Quartet @ Vox Novus – 15 Minutes of Fame
01.11.15 |1pm
New York, NY US
NTQ will perform 15 one-minute pieces on Vox Novus’ series 15 Minutes of Fame. We reviewed an impressive range of pieces submitted through Vox Novus. Here’s our final 15 pieces selected for performances (in alphabetical order):

Blair Whittington – Threads
Dillon Henry – Scatter!
Emily Koh – Homonym
Hanan Hadzajlic – VRI
Ivan Tangkulung – Menyan (Incense)
Juan Maria Solare – Ronroneo
Kaori Nakano – Movement #001
Keane Southard – 1267 Notes
Lauren Buscemi – Synthetic Fog
Luca Vanneschi – Dramma breve
Masatora Goya – I Took the A Train
Maxwell Tfirn – The Conception of Chaos
Paolo Pecin – Darvaze
Richard Pressley – Shigurekana
Silvia Pepe – Fading Glare

New Thread Quartet @ Composer’s Voice – December Dance
12.14.14 |1pm
New York, NY US
Composer’s Voice presents December Dance, a concert of live music and dance being curated by David Morneau and Adrea Skurr. NTQ will collaborate with dancers to present a piece from our repertoire with original choreography.

NTQ @ Tenri Cultural Institute
11.14.14 |7:30pm
New York, NY
New Thread Quartet will be performing two works on a program organized by David Claman at the Tenri Cultural Institute.
David Claman – Liberties Taken
Matt Wuolle – Hocus Opus

Recital @ Miami University of Ohio
11.04.14 |11:30am
Performance of unaccompanied music by Bach, Berio, Colin Tucker, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and Keith Moore.

Recital and Masterclass @ University of Cincinnati CCM
11.03.14 |4:30pm
Cincinnati, OH
FISHER-LOCHHEAD: Ventriloquist (2012)
J.S. BACH: Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013
TUCKER: futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant (2011)
MOORE: Hiatus Pitch (1992, rev. 94-95)
BERIO: Sequenza IXb (1980)

(Recital will be followed by a masterclass also in Watson Recital Hall.)

Recital and Masterclass @ Kent State University
11.02.14 |5pm
Kent, OH
Recital of unaccompanied music by JS Bach, Berio, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Colin Tucker, and Keith Moore. Masterclass at 3pm

Final DMA recital @ NEC’s Brown Hall
10.26.14 |4pm
Boston, MA
Completely unaccompanied recital
Berio: Sequenza IXb for Alto Saxophone
Bach: Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
Keith Moore: Hiatus Pitch
Colin Tucker: futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant
Chris Fisher-Lochhead: Ventriloquist

NTQ @ Aaron Copland School of Music
10.22.14 |12:30pm
Queens, NY
NTQ will be presenting a lunchtime recital at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Premiere of Pat Muchmore’s “Hyperoperator3” and Luke Schwartz’s “Open Link in New Tab”

NTQ Premiere of Ben Hjertmann’s “Sunstruck” @ St. Paul Lutheran Church
09.28.14 |5pm
Jersey City, NJ
This is a big one for us! Supported by a New Music USA project grant, our commission of Ben Hjertmann resulted in an epic 35 min quartet, “Sunstruck”. The rest of the recital will feature three favorites, Michael Djupstrom’s “Test”, Marcelo Lazcano’s “Ser”, and “Ryden Scenes” by Roberto Kalb

NTQ + Iktus Duo @ Barrow Mansion
09.05.14 |7pm
Jersey City, NJ
New Thread is excited to share a double bill with the Iktus Duo.
NTQ Set:
Caryl Florio: Quartette
Marcelo Lazcano: Ser
Erin Rogers: Mother Earth for sax quartet, flute (Hristina Blagoeva), and electronics
Daniel Wohl: Microfluctuations in Plainchant for sax quartet and electronics

Andrea Smith w/Guests @ Carnegie Hall
06.05.14 |8pm
New York, NY
Andrea Lee Smith, flute and New Thread Quartet, perform world premiere of Mother Earth by Erin Rogers. Mother Earth was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

Hiatus Pitch @ Wesleyan University
05.24.14 |4pm
Middletown, CT
Chamber Music by Wesleyan alumni will be performed by the West End String Quartet and assisting artists on flute, oboe, saxophone, piano, and balloons. Curated by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.
I will be performing “Hiatus Pitch” for solo alto sax by Keith Moore

BMOP @ Jordan Hall
05.16.14 |8pm
Boston, MA
“A Fine Centennial” Concert featuring works by Irving Fine, Harold Shapero, and Arthur Berger

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
04.26.14 |7:30pm
Braintree, MA
Season Finale: Pops!

New Thread @ Bang on a Can Summer Festival Benefit Party
04.23.14 |8pm
Brooklyn, NY
We will be performing “Microfluctuations in Plainchant” for sax quartet and electronics, by Summer Festival alumnus Daniel Wohl

Talea Ensemble @ 2014 MATA Festival
04.18.14 |8pm
New York, NY
U.S. Premiere of Clara Iannotta’s “Clangs” (2012)

NOVUS NY @ Trinity Church
04.13.14 |5pm
New York, NY
Performance of Gabriel Jackson’s “Passion” with NOVUS NY and the Trinity Choir.

Either/Or plays Columbia Composers @ DiMenna Center
04.12.14 |8pm
New York, NY
A concert of six Columbia University composers

NEC Contemporary Ensemble @ Jordan Hall
04.08.14 |8pm
Boston, MA
Performing Lake Kawaguchi by Shiuan Chang for solo soprano saxophone

NASA Biennial Conference @ University of Illinois
03.20.14 to 03.23.14
Champaign-Urbana, IL
Premiere performance of Osnat Netzer’s new work “Pillars” for alto saxophone and piano

New Thread w/ TILT Brass @ Bronx Community College
03.10.14 |12pm
Bronx, NY
We are returning to Bronx Community College with Tilt Brass for an afternoon concert!

Anthony Gatto’s Wise Blood – Gelsey Bell (soprano), NTQ, and Tilt Brass
Marcelo F. Lazcano’s Ser – NTQ
James Tenney’s Form 1 (for Edgar Varése) – NTQ and Tilt Brass
Holly Herndon’s Being There – TILT Brass

Recital and Masterclass @ Wesley College
02.20.14 |5pm
Dover, DE
Philippe Leroux – SPP (2001) for soprano saxophone and piano
Katarina Miljkovic – If in a Winter (2009) for alto saxophone and electronics
David Laganella – First Frost (2011) for alto saxophone and electronics
Luciano Berio – Sequenza IXb (1980) for alto saxophone
Alfred Desenclos – Prélude, Cadence et Finale (1956) for alto saxophone and piano
Sangyoung Kim – piano

New Thread @ Dance Theatre of Harlem
02.09.14 |3pm
New York, NY
Part of the February Composers Now Festival, we will be performing works by Carrick and Rogers.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project @ Jordan Hall
01.17.14 |8pm
Boston, MA
“Triple Threat” Concert featuring the works of Elena Ruehr, Ken Ueno, and David Rakowski.

Composer’s Voice concert series @ Jan Hus Church
01.12.14 |1pm
New York, NY
Performing “Act” for solo baritone saxophone by Viola Yip.

New Thread @ Bronx Community College
11.11.13 |12pm
Bronx, NY
NTQ will give a recital at Bronx Community College, featuring Anthony Gatto’s new opera Wise Blood for vocalist, sax quartet, trombone, and euphonium.

2nd DMA recital @ New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall
11.05.13 |8pm
Boston, MA
Program includes works by Turnage, Yun, Lennon, and Albright.

New Thread @ Exapno; Rhymes with Opera Music Salon
10.19.13 |8pm
Brooklyn, NY
We’ll perform a sneak peak at Anthony Gatto’s new opera Wise Blood, featuring vocalist Amanda Baisinger plus trombone and euphonium.

New Thread @ The Firehouse Space
10.17.13 |8pm
Brooklyn, NY
Voice Leading, works by Gregory Cornelius and Erin Rogers

Roberto Kalb DMA Composition Recital @ Brown Hall
10.12.13 |8pm
Boston, MA
Premiere of “Ryden Scenes” with the New Thread Quartet, and performance of “Three Scenes for alto saxophone and piano” with the composer on piano.

Monadnock Wind Ensemble @ Cathedral of the Pines
08.25.13 |7pm
Rindge, NH
Closing the Monadnock Music Festival, the ensemble performed works by Grainger, Sousa, and the world premiere performance of Andy Vores’ Grand Monadnock Measures, conducted by Gil Rose

New Thread @ Mercado Park
06.04.13 |6pm
Jersey City, NJ
Mercado Park Concert Series presented by Con Vivo Music

Ensemble Moto Perpetuo @ Baruch Performing Arts Center
06.01.13 |7pm
New York, NY
New York premiere of Franck Bedrossian’s It, conducted by Jean Philippe Wurtz of the Strasbourg, France based Ensemble Linea

New Thread @ DiMenna Center
05.11.13 |8pm
New York, NY
NYsoundCircuit 4.3
“1, 2, 3″

New Thread @ The Firehouse Space
05.10.13 |8pm
Brooklyn, NY
Performance at the Firehouse Space in a double bill with the saxophone duo Ogni Suono

Kathryn Salfelder Portrait Concert @ Greater Boston House Concerts
05.03.13 |8pm
Boston, MA
Premiere performance of the piano reduction of Kathryn Salfelder’s Lux Perpetua for soprano saxophone and orchestra

MIKROS: Day 2 at 109
04.30.13 |7:30pm
Brooklyn, NY
World Premiere of Chris Fisher-Lochhead’s “Ventriloquist” for solo tenor saxophone.

Musicians Club of NY @ Liederkranz Concert Hall
03.19.13 |7:30pm
New York, NY
Guest artist with Matthew Ennis

North American Saxophone Alliance @ Salem State University
03.16.13 |12pm
Salem, MA
Lecture Recital, SPP by Philippe Leroux: a Spectrogram Analysis

Argento Chamber Ensemble @ The DiMenna Center
02.23.13 |7:30pm
New York, NY
U.S. premiere of Canto by Aureliano Cattaneo with the Argento Ensemble. The piece for soprano saxophone, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, and cello was runner-up in the 2013 State of Salzburg International Composition Prize.

02.18.13 |7:30-10:30pm
Brooklyn, NY
Six of New York’s boldest classical and experimental ensembles throw down with short sets of new music at Clinton Hill’s hip new performance space, JACK as part of the Composers Now Festival.

New Thread @ Jordan Hall
02.05.13 |8pm
Boston, MA
As part of NEC’s annual Arthur Berger Memorial Concert, the New Thread Quartet will present NEC faculty member Kati Agócs’ work, Hymn. The rest of the concert includes works by Arthur Berger, who taught at NEC through the end of the 20th century, along with current NEC composers.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock
01.07.13 to 01.09.13
Great Barrington, MA
Recording project with composer Laurence Wallach, faculty at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

New Thread @ Flushing Library
11.17.12 |5pm
Queens, NY

NEC Contemporary Ensemble @ Jordan Hall
11.08.12 |8pm
Boston, MA
William Walton’s Façade

Talea Ensemble @ SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Talea Ensemble @ OMW (Original Music Workshop)
09.13.12 |8pm
Brooklyn, NY
Bernhard Lang: DW 16: Songbook 1

46th Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik
07.14.12 to 07.28.12
Darmstadt, Germany

New Thread @ 2012 World Saxophone Congress – St. Andrews, Scotland
07.10.12 to 07.15.12
St. Andrews, Scotland

1st DMA Recital @ Pierce Hall, New England Conservatory
04.29.12 |4pm
Boston, MA
I will be performing works by Boutry, Carter, Kalb, and Leroux

Either/Or Ensemble @ Miller Theatre
03.22.12 |8 PM
New York, NY

Solo recital @ NASA Biennial Conference – Arizona State University
03.16.12 |9:20am
Tempe, AZ
Excited to be premiering a new work for alto saxophone and piano by Roberto Kalb (, featuring the composer on piano.

New Thread @ NASA Biennial Conference – Arizona State University
03.16.12 |8:20am
Tempe, AZ
We will be premiering a new work by our dear friend Richard Carrick (

New Thread @ Vaudeville Park
03.01.12 |8pm
Brooklyn, NY
Mike Perdue
New Thread Quartet
The Harvard Institute Drumset Orchestra

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
02.25.12 |8pm
Norwalk, CT
Milhaud Creation du Monde
Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 1
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Talea Ensemble @ Bohemian National Hall
02.17.12 |8pm
New York, NY
Difference, Repetition, Friction
Bernhard Lang: DW 16: Songbook 1

New Thread Quartet @ the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium
01.21.12 |2:30pm
Fairfax, VA
New Thread will be premiering “Plastic Facts (Les Sons Multiples)” by composer Anthony Gatto.

New Music for Orchestra – Concerto with the Yale Philharmonia
12.08.11 |8pm
New Haven, CT
New Music New Haven series in Woolsey Hall, Yale University. I will be playing Kathryn Salfelder’s concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra, Lux Perpetua with the Yale Philharmonia.

Harvard Chamber Music Initiative @ the Lily Pad
11.05.11 |4pm
Cambridge, MA
I’ll be playing the Ravel Sonatine with outstanding pianist Theresa Leung

Either/Or Ensemble @ Issue Project Room
09.09.11 |Doors open at 8pm
Brooklyn, NY
I will be performing Keeril Makan’s solo work for baritone saxophone Voice Within Voice

Université Européenne de Saxophone
07.18.11 to 07.29.11
Gap, France

Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition
07.04.11 to 07.16.11
Bangkok, Thailand
Wish me luck!

CCM Summer Saxophone Symposium
06.20.11 to 06.23.11
Cincinnati, OH

South Oxford Theatre
06.13.11 |8:30pm-10pm
Brooklyn, NY
The New Thread Saxophone Quartet and I will be splitting a recital sending me off to Thailand!

2011 Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival
04.02.11 |2:00pm
Potsdam, NY
1st gig for the new saxophone quartet.

North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 conference
03.19.11 |2:20pm
West Point, NY
I will be performing Y.Taira “Penombres VI” with the outstanding pianist Jim Johnston in the Eisenhower Ball Room.

Metropolis Ensemble – Inaugural Benefit Concert
03.08.11 |6:30pm
New York, NY
Riverpark, 450 E.29th St.