PRISM Quartet Presents Enticing Concert in Ypsilanti

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The PRISM Quartet returns to its musical birthplace for a concert benefiting the ensemble’s Southeast Michigan Residency Program. The concert features music by two composers with Michigan roots: the late William Albright, a longtime University of Michigan faculty member whose seminal work, Fantasy Etudes, was commissioned by PRISM in 1992; and current Michigan State University faculty member David Biedenbender, whose contribution to the program, “Lullaby” (2014), comes from a larger work-in-progress titled Cerulean, commissioned by the Donald Sinta Quartet. The program includes additional PRISM commissions by Pew Fellow Anna Weesner, a faculty member and chair of the music department at the University of Pennsylvania, and Guggenheim Fellow Martin Bresnick of Yale University. The program concludes with Saxophone Quartet, a 2014 work by Georg Friedrich Haas of Columbia University.

The concert takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church located at 300 N. Washington St. in Ypsilanti, MI. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $17 for students (with ID), $3 more at the door. To purchase tickets, and for more information, please visit

“Lullaby” (2014) from Cerulean by David Biedenbender (b. 1984)
Fantasy Etudes (1992/93) by William Albright (1944-1998)
Vamp (2016) by Anna Weesner (b. 1965)
Saxophone Quartet (2014) by Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953)
Every Thing Must Go (2007) by Martin Bresnick (b. 1946)
Concert program subject to change

Proceeds from the concert will benefit a residency program in which PRISM visits schools in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan for assembly performances, composition classes, learning labs, and coaching sessions.

This program is presented with generous support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Quaker Chemical Foundation, and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.

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