PRISM Quartet

Jamestown Concert Association (NY State)

Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
410 N Main St, Jamestown, NY 14701

In 1984, The PRISM Quartet decided to stop playing traditional French music and embarked on a new journey for the then limited instrument. Fast forward to the now two-time winners of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and you’ll hear the difference. They blend influences from classical, jazz, traditional Chinese instruments, percussion ensembles, and electronic for their most current sound that is nothing short of original. Champions of new music, PRISM has commissioned over 150 works, many by internationally celebrated composers including Pulitzer Prize-winners, Guggenheim Fellows, a MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, and jazz masters.

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Pagine – elaborazioni da concerto per 4 saxofoni (1998) Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Kyrie “Gott Vater in Ewigkeit”
Fughetta “Dies sind die heil’ gen zehn Gebot”
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Who Cares?
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Allegrissimo L. 215 (Kirk. 120)

KEEN (2004) Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973)

Her August Touch Matthew Levy (b. 1963)

Columbian Songs
I. Pueblito Viejo Jose Alejandro Morales
II. Paqueta Sergio Sarmiento

– Intermission –

20th Anniversary Dedications
Bop (2004) Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
Lu (2004) Tim Ries (b. 1959)
Fair and Balanced?, Incremental Change (2004) Frank J. Oteri (B. 1964)
Song Without Words (2006) Matthew Levy (b. 1963)
speed metal organum blues (2004) Gregory Wanamaker (b. 1968)

Josquin Microludes* (2012) David Ludwig (b. 1974)
Milles regretz de vous abandonner…
et d’eslonger vostre fache amoureuse…
jay si grand dueil et paine doloureuse…
quon me verra brief mes jours definer…
…brief mes jours definer…

Short Stories (1996) Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
Stomp & Dance

Every Thing Must Go, Pensoso, con sobrio espressione (2007) Martin Bresnick (b. 1946)

Luke’s Episcopal Church
410 N Main St, Jamestown, NY 14701

March 20, 2015
8:00 PM

Box office contact info:
(716) 487-1522