Recording David Claman’s “Liberties Taken”

Claman recording session

We had a blast over Memorial Day weekend recording David Claman’s piece “Liberties Taken”!

“Stolen From Above” at Jordan Hall

NTQ performs Salfelder's "Stolen From Above" at NEC's Jordan Hall.

We had a blast visiting NEC earlier this week to perform Kathryn Salfelder’s “Stolen From Above” in the beautiful Jordan Hall!

Friday Night Loud at Spectrum

Spectrum banner

We are excited to be performing on Spectrum NYC’s Friday Night Loud series, curated by Richard Carrick. Our program will include two of NTQ’s latest commissions: 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.

Friday May 1 @ 7pm
Spectrum NYC – 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY
with special guest Luke Schwartz on electric guitar
$15.00 general / $10.00 students, seniors
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Michael DjupstromTest
Luke Schwartz – Open Link in New Tab for electric guitar & saxophone quartet
Pat Muchmore – Hyperoperator3
Anthony GattoPlastic Facts

Bronx Community College Recital

BCC Rotunda

NTQ returns to Bronx Community College for a noon recital at the Gould Memorial Library’s beautiful rotunda! Our program will feature the 2nd performance of Ben Hjertmann’s Sunstruck alongside Kathryn Salfelder’s Stolen From Above and Pat Muchmore’s Hyperoperator3.

Wed, Apr 22 @ 12pm – FREE
Bronx Community College, Gould Memorial Library
2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY

Thanks Peabody!

Peabody NTQ Masterclass

Thanks to Gary Louie and the Peabody Conservatory saxophone studio for hosting a New Thread performance and masterclass on Saturday, April 18th. It was a pleasure meeting, playing, and working with you!

Music for Contemplation


We are pleased to be collaborating with our friends at Music for Contemplation for a great show in April. 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.

We will perform new works by Elizabeth Adams, Elisa Corona, Assaf Gidron and Beau Sievers.

Music for Contemplation
Sat, Apr 11 @ 8:05pm
Church of the Annunciation – 259 North 5th St, Brooklyn, NY
doors open 7:30pm
$15 suggested donation

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

Kathryn Salfelder premiere at NEC


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!

Kathryn Salfelder DMA Recital
Sat Feb 28 @ 8pm
New England Conservatory – Brown Hall
290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

15-Min of Fame – Composer’s Voice

Composer’s Voice posted a great video of our recent Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame performance! For this project we picked 15 one-minute pieces to premiere. We’d like to give a huge thank you to the composers we selected for their wonderful submissions: Lauren Buscemi, Masatora Goya, Hanan Hadzajlic, Dillon Henry, Emily Koh, Kaori Nakano, Paolo Pecin, Silvia Pepe, Richard Pressley, Keane Southard, Ivan Tangkulung, Maxwell Tfirn, Luca Vanneschi, and Blair Whittington.

Circuit Bridges and Composers Now!

We have two great shows coming up this week:


Circuit Bridges – NTQ performs Mother Earth

The electronic new music series, 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, joined by Andrea Lee Smith (flute) and Paul Pinto (electronics), will perform Mother Earth by Erin Rogers.

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
Gallery MC
549 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
(ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor)
$15 / $7 (students)

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Composers Now Kick-Off Event – NTQ performs Hyperoperator3 and Urban Composites

During the month of February, the Composers Now Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. We are excited to join an esteemed lineup of artists and ensembles for their annual kick-off event, performing Hyperoperator3 (for two tenor and two baritone saxophones) by Pat Muchmore, and two movements from Urban Composites (a series of short quartet works) by Erin Rogers.

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00pm
The Cell, A 21st Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
Tickets: $15/session, $25/evening
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15 Minutes of Fame

15 Min of Fame

Join us this Sunday for the premiere of 15 one-minute pieces on the Vox Novus’ series 15 Minutes of Fame. We selected these short works from a truly impressive group of submitted piece. Congratulations to these composers and a huge thank you to everyone who submitted. The concert will feature these 15 pieces alongside a curated program by NTQ.

Composer’s Voice
Sunday, January 11, 1pm
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church – 351 E 74th St, New York, NY

Joseph Bohigian – Quartet for soprano sax, alto sax, and two cellos
Adam Matlock – 8/5/15\19\14\15\14/4 – 2 for alto sax, violin, and piano
Roberto Kalb – Ryden Scenes for sax quartet

15 Minutes of Fame:
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

We will be joined by Liz Benoit Crew (cello), Sam Chernoff (cello), Mark Chung (violin), and Gabriel Zucker (piano).