NEW YORK, NY - New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions will present the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet on Fri., Nov. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre (35 West 4th Street). The New York City premiere of David Sampson’s “Breathing Lessons” will be performed along with works written for the Quartet by Elias Tannenbaum and David Noon. The performance will also include Eddie Sauter’s “Piece for Tuba with Saxophone Quartet,” featuring guest artist Scott Mendoker on tuba.

In residence at NYU, the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet has premiered works such as Nicolas Flagello’s “Concerto Sinfonico for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra” with the Manhattan Philharmonic and Calvin Hampton’s “Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra” with the Metamorphosis Orchestra. The Quartet is active in expanding the repertoire of the saxophone quartet and has commissioned, premiered, and performed new works by composers Elias Tannenbaum, David Noon, Alan Brings, Steve Cohen, and Barbara Jazwinski. The foursome can be heard on recordings for the Sonari label (“The Music of Caryl Florio”) and the Allegro label (“The American Muse: A Century of American Works for Saxophone Quartet”).

Admission is free. Reporters interested in attending the performance should contact Esther Lamneck at (212) 998-5441 or

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