"PRISM’s intonation is of the highest order, and the combination of their precision and warm, round tone meant that the chords they made together were astonishingly beautiful." New York Classical Review

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Tickets and subscriptions are now available for PRISM's 2015 Philly and NYC concert series.

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PRISM's latest innova releases are now available.

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Make sure you subscribe to the all-new PRISM Quartet YouTube channel.

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"Three decades of virtuosity...the quartet’s technical brilliance was on vivid display." DOWNBEAT

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PRISM Announces 2015 Philly and NYC Concert Series

By: . December 10, 2014. Posted under: Julia Wolfe

We're thrilled to announce our 2015 Philadelphia and New York Concert Series. Join PRISM for three programs of electrifying commissions and ground-breaking collaborations featuring guest artists Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, and Chris Potter, and composers Julia Wolfe, Michael Daugherty, Leilei Tian, and PRISM's own Matthew Levy.

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Grammy nominations for Partch and John Adams/St. Louis Symphony

By: . December 5, 2014. Posted under: Partch

PRISM sends a major shout-out to Partch, just nominated for 2 Grammy awards. Partch will be joining PRISM in June 2016 for concerts of new commissions from Ken Ueno and Stratis Minankakis at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philly, and Roulette in NYC, as part of our Color Theory project. Another huge shout-out to PRISM's Tim McAllister, featured on the St. Louis Symphony's recording of John Adams' 'City Noir,' also nominated for two Grammy awards.

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Media Coverage

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  • Shaun Brady, Downbeat

    How better to celebrate three decades of saxophone virtuosity than with more saxophones? On June 11 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, the PRISM Quartet wrapped up “Heritage/Evolution,” its 30th anniversary series, with newly commissioned compositions by David Liebman and Greg Osby. The show was the third in a series featuring new pieces penned by jazz composers for the classical sax quartet, which formed at the University of Michigan in 1984. Previous concerts debuted works by Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Miguel Zenón, and former PRISM member Tim Ries.

  • PEC on WNYC

    PRISM's latest release, People's Emergency Center, was featured on a recent installment of WNYC's New Sounds with the one-and-only John Schaefer. Have a listen to PRISM performing Matthew Levy's "Under the Sun" with pianist Jason Moran and percussionist Francois Zayas.

Recent CD Release

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    Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1

    innova/906 / January 27, 2015 Find Out More
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    People’s Emergency Center

    innova/890 / May 27, 2014 Find Out More