PRISM Quartet

Master Class and Panel Discussion with Mahanthappa and Lehman at The University of the Arts: Heritage/Evolution 1

The PRISM Quartet and The University of the Arts present a series of three back-to-back master classes and panel discussions. Saxophonists/composers Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Tim Ries, Miguel Zenón, David Liebman, and Greg Osby will work in pairs with student jazz ensembles. Master classes will be followed by panel discussions, moderated by John Schaefer (host of WNYC’s New Sounds and Sound Check), addressing the unique challenges of collaborating across genres to create work that blends divergent performance and compositional practices. The panel will explore commonalities and differences among their ways of improvising and creating music, and discuss the artistic, cultural, and social implications of the ongoing crosspollination of jazz with a vast range of other music, including classical and folk music.

9:30 – 11:00 am: Master class with Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman

11:10 am – 12:30 pm: Panel discussion with Mahanthappa, Lehman, & PRISM Quartet members, moderated by John Schaefer

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Heritage/Evolution has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Presser Foundation and Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Residency programs are sponsored by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, and The University of the Arts.

Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall @ The University of the Arts 211 South Broad Street, 16th & 17th Floors, Philadelphia

April 10, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM

Free Admission