Melissa Aldana and Terell Stafford: Artist to Artist Talk

American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter in collaboration with PRISM Quartet presents an online artist talk between Melissa Aldana and Terell Stafford, two composer/performs who are joining PRISM in free performances of their works on Sept 12-14 in three Philadelphia parks. During this free Artist to Artist Talk, Aldana and Stafford will discuss their creative process, reflect on their artistic influences, and share recent work.

PRISM in the Parks
The intrepid PRISM Quartet (saxophones) launches the third phase of its colossal HERITAGE/EVOLUTION commissioning project with PRISM in the Parks, free concerts in three Philadelphia parks featuring Blue Note recording artist/tenorist extraordinaire Melissa Aldana and jazz trumpet virtuoso Terell Stafford. PRISM, Aldana, and Stafford bring their music to Gorgas Park in Roxborough (6300 Ridge Ave.) on 9/12 @ 5 pm; FDR Park in South Philly (1500 Pattison Ave.) on 9/13 @ 6 pm; and Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown (1301 N Beach St.) on 9/14 @ 6 pm. Rain dates for each concert are noon the following day. No tickets or reservations are required and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Exploring saxophone’s dual lineages in classical music and jazz, concerts feature the world premiere of Aldana’s new work, Reflections, a meditation on the pandemic, plus music by Stafford, John Coltrane, Miguel Zenon, Tim Ries, and Chris Potter, celebrating the release of PRISM’s new album, Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 2.


PRISM in the Parks has made possible with lead support from the William Penn Foundation and additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


September 08, 2021
2 - 3:30 PM

Free Online Event: Registration Required (click "Get Tickets")