The next major concert of our season features our artistic director Zach Herchen’s New Thread Quartet! NTQ is a saxophone quartet that specializes in contemporary chamber music, recently had their Carnegie premiere, and has received multiple grants for recent projects. New Thread is excited to bring their biggest project yet to Con Vivo’s stage: a new 30 min piece commissioned by Ben Hjertmann.
Sunstruck is an epic work focus on the idea of intuition. The piece was composed freely at the piano in its entirety before the editing process began, in order to preserve the initial intuitive structure. The result is a contemplative microtonal work.
Preview Sunstruck in a live stream video chat with NTQ and Ben Hjertmann:
Live stream video chat w/ Ben Hjertmann
Sun, Sep 21 @ 6pm
-video stream will be posted on our homepage
Then join us for the premiere in Jersey City:
Premiere performance of “Sunstruck”, and pre-performance chat w/ Ben Hjertmann
Sun, Sep 28 @ 5pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church – 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Full recital with music by Hjertmann, Djupstrom, Lazcano, and Kalb
Sunstruck was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit NTQ’s project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/sunstruck/