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Con Vivo Music presents New Thread Quartet

March 4, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Grace Church Van Vorst

39 Erie St.

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Con Vivo Music presents New Thread Quartet

Join Con Vivo Music for a free concert by New Thread Quartet featuring 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. 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.

Program: Emily Koh – homonym

Jonathan Harris – M. Cassini

Alon Nechushtan – Quarantingo

Amy Beth Kirsten – avalanche lily

Our concert will be livestreamed on YouTube here:

Con Vivo Music

Phone: 929-249-0617

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COVID-19 Protocols

  • Masks Required

  • Vaccination or Proof of Negative COVID Test Required

  • Limited Capacity / Social Distancing

  • Sanitation stations for patrons

  • Staff vaccinated or Required to show proof of negative COVID Test



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