3 Aug

 We are so excited to be releasing our new album Palette on Friday, August 8th at 7pm at Joe’s Pub, one of the most magical rooms in New York City! This special performance is part of the IDRS 2014 (International Double Reed Society conference) hosted by NYU (but tickets are open to the public!). Palette features new compositions by Pamela Sklar, John Wriggle and unique arrangements by Kathy Halvorson, Scott Anderson and David Bussick. We are thrilled to have several special guests joining us at the show, including the incredible Jamie Leonhart and Eleanor Dubinsky(vocals), Christof Knoche (bass clarinet), Scott Kettner (percussion) and more!

The acclaimed The Breaking Winds bassoon quartet will be opening for us!

Hope you can join us for the show and for the after-party at the Library Bar (also at the Public). Tickets available now here:

See you then!

Katie, Kathy & Mark



25 Sep

New Music. New Collaborations. New Instruments. It’s time!

Greetings, loyal fans! We have some exciting news- we’re ready to record our next album! We took a little break to rehearse, arrange and experiment, and we’ve got some really amazing new music to share with you. We’re itching to get back into the studio, but we need your help!

We’ve just launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign to help us realize this dream. Our goal is to raise $7,000 so that we can record a new album and share our new music with you.

Here’s what you can do to help: click on this Kickstarter link and donate today. You’ll receive a copy of our new CD (due out Summer 2014) and some other cool rewards, like oboe lessons, concerts and having your name listed in our CD! If we don’t meet our goal, we won’t be able to accept your generous donations, so please spread the word. We’ve got 33 days to make it happen- ready, set, GO!

Please visit our Kickstarter site today- even a $1 donation will bring us closer to our goal!

Thank you for your continued support and generosity,

Katie, Kathy & Mark

Get a FREE download from our debut album Unraveled HERE!

Trick-or-Treat with Threeds O-BOO TRIO!

21 Oct


Sunday, October 28th @ 1pm

at the

Bloomingdale School of Music
323 West 108th Street

Come celebrate Halloween
with your favorite o-boo trio!
We will be performing a FREE concert for children on
Sunday, October 28th at 1pm.
All ages welcome!
No tickets or advanced reservation required.
Costumes are encouraged!

featuring music by

Beethoven, Michael Jackson, Bernard Herrmann,
John Williams,Vic Mizzy, the Cars,
Andrew Lloyd Webber & more!

with special guests

Megan Marolf, oboe
Christof Knoche, bass clarinet
& Beckley Andrews, vocals

Hope to see you there!

Happy Halloween!

Back from Summer Break!

13 Sep

Greetings!  Hope you all had a wonderful summer.  Ours were filled with music, travel and a baby!

We are excited to announce our next show:

Sunday, October 28th at 1pm

Halloween Kiddie Concert

at the Bloomingdale School of Music

323 W. 108th Street, NYC


Caffe Vivaldi this Sunday & MacLife Magazine Feature!

6 Mar

We’ll be back at the cozy and charming Caffe Vivaldi this Sunday, March 11th at 8:30pm! Free show featuring new tunes by Zappa, the Cars, the Monkees & more. Special guests Nuno Antunes on bass clarinet, Keith Bonner on flute & Scott Anderson on guitar. Great food & drink available- hope to see you there!

Caffe Vivaldi
32 Jones Street

We are psyched to be mentioned in the April issue of MacLife magazine discussing our success using the website Kickstarter to fund our album! The magazine will be out next month but get a sneak peek here! Thanks to Seamus Bellamy & Susie Ochs for hookin’ it up!

New Shows Announced!

6 Feb

We’re excited to announce two new shows this winter- hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 26th at 9pm
Downhouse Lounge
250 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY
(F train to Avenue X)

Sunday, March 11th at 8:30pm
Caffe Vivaldi
32 Jones Street
(A,C,E,F trains to West 4th)

Recording, arranging, concerts!

14 Jan

After an incredibly busy 2011, we are taking a little break to arrange and work up some new tunes. However, we’ll be back in the studio this month (O Lab, Brooklyn) with our producer Scott Anderson as we’ll be recording music for his upcoming album Numerology Ology.

In the meantime, you can find us around town at various concerts- here are a few to check out:

West Side Chamber Orchestra
(Kathy’s orchestra!)

Friday, January 27th at 8pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
346 West 20th Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, January 31st at 9pm
Katie will be playing with the Paul Brill band
at Joe’s Pub
$12 –

Mark’s Upcoming Gigs:

Thursday, February 16th @ 8:15 in The Great Hall
CW POST/LIU Greenvale, NY
Woodwind Faculty Recital
Karla Moe; Flute, Mark Snyder; Oboe, David Sappadin; Clarinet, Seth Baer; Bassoon, Christine Dore; Piano
Works by Bridge, Danzi, Debussy, Ibert, Poulenc and Rontgen
More info call (516) 299-2476 or email

Sunday, February 26th
Reed Day at Western CT State University, Danbury / Ives Concert Hall 1- 4:30pm
Master classes by WCSU Faculty Gina Cuffari; Bassoon, Jo-Ann Sternberg; Clarinet, Mark Snyder; Oboe, Instrument Repair by Kristin Bertrand, Performance by WCSU student groups, all participant ensemble and WCSU Faculty at 4pm.
For more info call (203) 837-8614 or email

Great Mention in Today’s Star-Ledger!

18 Dec

Thanks to Ronni Reich for the nice mention in today’s Star-Ledger!

2Cellos, a duo of twenty-somethings from Croatia, gets it right. They made their mark in 2011 with a YouTube video for “Smooth Criminal” that received more than 5 million hits in less than three months and quickly found themselves touring with Elton John and recording for Sony.

The conservatory-trained musicians mined their instruments to recreate wailing voices and percussive sounds and let it rip as they took on Guns ‘N Roses and U2.

Choices among groups like 2Cellos had a few points in common — most notably, the King of Pop (who has also had a full symphony performing in his honor last year).

If “Billie Jean” on the oboe played by Threeds wind trio doesn’t sound quite as natural as “Smooth Criminal” on the cello, it’s hard not to smile at the bass-clarinet beat.

On “Unraveled,” a self-released album funded through the website Kickstarter, the group — two oboes and English horn, with guest artists for various tracks — sounds even better with Björk’s expansive ballad “Joga,” trip-hop vibe added via vocal percussion and beatboxing. The slimmer texture lays bare the work’s framework, making it new for fans.

Also taken up by Threeds and other groups is Radiohead. It’s not the most surprising leap for classically-oriented listeners and performers, given the complexity of their songs, but to pull it off is still an accomplishment.

Grand Central Holiday Fair TODAY!

16 Dec

We’ll back at the Grand Central Holiday Fair today from 1pm-4pm! Special guest Megan Marolf will be sitting in for Mark. Stop by and say hi!

Hear us at the Grand Central Holiday Fair this Tuesday!

4 Dec

We’ll be rocking the Grand Central Station Holiday Fair (Vanderbilt Hall) this Tuesday, 12/6 from 5pm-8pm with special guest Keve Wilson on oboe!

Come on by for some holiday music and cheer! CDs will be available for purchase- they make great stocking stuffers!

See you there!