‘Quarantingo’ for New Thread Saxophone Quartet – World Premiere (New Jersey)
Excited to premiere ‘Quarantingo’ for The New Thread Saxophone Quartet (2022)
Performance : March 4rd in Person at Grace Church Van Vorst Jersey City and virtually :
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.
Alon Nechushtan – Quarantingo * (world premiere)+ 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.
CVM works to ensure that our concerts are accessible to all. If you require a special accommodation or have specific questions, please contact us prior to your visit.
CVM’s 2022 Season is supported by The Langworthy Foundation.
This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners.
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