Tickets on sale now for "Paradigm Lost," CD release concerts with music by Lee Hyla, Chen Yi, Bernard Rands, David Rakowski, Augusta Read Thomas, and John Adams. 4/1 in NYC, 4/2 in Philly!

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"This virtuosic ensemble is a saxophone quartet, but prepare to hear sounds that transcend the traditional palette of that instrument." The New York Times

Coming June 3 and 4: PRISM Quartet teams up with Joe Lovano at the Painted Bride in Philly and lpr in NYC. World premieres by Lovano and PRISM's own Matt Levy.

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The Curtis Project is the first release on PRISM's new label, XAS Records. Order it now!

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"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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Make sure you subscribe to the PRISM Quartet's YouTube channel. We're posting new videos all the time.

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U of MI Christopher Kendall Award: Remarks from Peter Witte

By: . November 11, 2016. Posted under: Peter Witte

On October 21, 2016, Peter Witte made the following remarks in presenting the PRISM Quartet with the newly established Christopher Kendall Award. The Award honors the tenure of Emeritus Dean Christopher Kendall by recognizing one alumnus/a or an ensemble of alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance from any graduation year who has demonstrated collaboration and/or entrepreneurship and/or significant community engagement and/or interdisciplinary studies and/or patronage to the arts in their professional work.

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Color Theory in The New York Times

By: . June 18, 2016. Posted under: , PRISM Quartet photo by Richard Termine

By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM JUNE 14, 2016 “… In two concerts last week at Roulette in Brooklyn, the Prism Quartet, a saxophone ensemble, produced an intriguing palette of sounds that included tone colors never heard before.” Read the full review here.

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Media Coverage

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  • The New York Times: Hints of Eternity at Trinity Wall Street

    In Gavin Bryars’s “The Fifth Century,” a haunting work for choir and saxophone quartet that had an eloquent New York premiere at Trinity Wall Street on Thursday evening, the word “eternity” was clearly audible when intoned by the sopranos at the start of the fourth movement. The syllables of the word were then sung with stately grace before resurfacing later in the section.

Recent CD Release

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    Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century

    ECM / 2405 / November 18, 2016 Find Out More
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    The Curtis Project

    XAS Records/101 / April 29, 2016 Find Out More