April and May Concerts Postponed / Surfaces and Essences Set for April 17 Release
PRISM Quartet performances through May have been postponed until next season (dates TBA) in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Programs include the world premiere of James Aikman’s concerto, Alarm!, with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (April 18); the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Graffiti II presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society/Musical Fund Society at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (April 26); and world premieres of new works by Flannery Cunningham, Jung Yoon Wie, Julian Hofstetter, David Bennett Thomas, and Andrew Litts (May 23 in Philadelphia and May 24 in NYC).
Tickets for May concerts will be automatically refunded. To refund or exchange tickets for the April 18 or 26 concerts, please contact the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra or the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society directly.
As previously announced, PRISM postponed our 35th anniversary Mending Wall project with new compositions by Martin Bresnick, Juri Seo, George Lewis, and Arturo O’Farrill until next season as well.
We remain deeply committed to each of these composers and when the time is right, to sharing their wonderful works with you. Music has enormous power to inspire and comfort, but also to connect us to one another on a shared journey. We miss you and look forward to embarking on many musical adventures together when we’re ensured of a safe environment for live concerts.
In the meantime, we’re happy to let you know about the April 17 release of PRISM’s newest album, Surfaces and Essences, featuring works written for the Quartet by Christopher Biggs, Victoria Cheah, Viet Cuong, Emily Koh, and Joseph Sowa. The official announcement is coming shortly, but we wanted to give a sneak peek of the album cover, art/design by Flux Labs/Office Of Development.
The impact of the coronavirus has placed tremendous strain on the livelihoods of the many musicians, composers, ensembles, presenters, producers, and administrators in the music sector. To our fellow artists, I Care If You Listen has complied a list of COVID-19 Emergency Funding and Artist Resources that may be helpful.
Again, we thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this evolving situation together. We wish you continued safety and health.
Matt, Zach, Tim, Taimur
and the entire PRISM Quartet team