June 4, 7, 11, 12, PHL and NYC. Tickets available!

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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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ECM CD Release Concert, June 15/16, PHL and NYC: The Crossing and PRISM Play Gavin Bryars' “The Fifth Century”

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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 every week.

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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

June 1-15: World Premiere of COLOR THEORY, Saxophones & Percussion

By: . February 23, 2016. Posted under: Cloud Chamber Bowls

First-ever collaborations between the PRISM Quartet, Sō Percussion, and PARTCH (East Coast Debut, and one of three groups in the world that play Harry Partch instruments), featuring premieres of new works by Steven Mackey, Ken Ueno, and Stratis Minakakis. Plus groundbreaking music by Donnacha Dennehy, Kati Agócs, Georg Friedrich Haas, Steve Lehman, Iannis Xenakis, Bryce Dessner, and Harry Partch. Co-presented in Philadelphia by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Presented in Brooklyn at Roulette.

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Media Coverage

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  • Musical America: Of Women Composers and a Quartet of Saxophones

    "Founded in 1984, PRISM has become highly regarded for its performances, educational efforts, and commissioning—to date over 200 works by a wide array of award-winning composers. The superb artists who make up the quartet—Timothy McAllister (soprano), Zachary Shemon (alto), Matthew Levy (tenor), and Taimur Sullivan (baritone)—could not have been more committed throughout the afternoon, wearing their virtuosity lightly and showing the premieres in the best possible light. "

Recent CD Release

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    The Curtis Project

    XAS Records/101 / April 29, 2016 Find Out More
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    Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1

    innova/906 / January 27, 2015 Find Out More