PRISM Quartet

Lafayette College, Williams Center for the Arts (Easton, PA)

“This bold ensemble has set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets with its rhythmic acuity and elegant sound,” hails The New York Times of the PRISM Quartet. Ever intrepid champions of new music, Timothy McAllister, Taimur Sullivan, Matthew Levy, and Zachary Shemon have commissioned more than 200 works in their quest to explore every surprising nuance the instrument has to offer. In a program that promises to be discriminating and revelatory, fresh and intriguing, PRISM’s Williams Center debut will feature saxophone quartet music from the world’s most far-reaching 20th and 21st century composers.


July (1995) by Michael Torke (b. 1961)

Above (2013) by Matthew Levy (b. 1963)

20th Anniversary Dedications
Howler Back (2004) by Zack Browning (b. 1953)
Fair and Balanced?, Incremental Change (2004) by Frank J. Oteri (B. 1964)
Bop (2004) by Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
Lu (2004) by Tim Ries (b. 1959)
speed metal organum blues (2004) by Gregory Wanamaker (b. 1968)

Cha (2015) by Julia Wolfe (b. 1958)


Fearful Symmetries (1988) by John Adams (excerpt, arr. Tim McAllister, 2012)

KEEN (2004) by Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973)

Mandala Miniatures (1999, selected movements) by Terry Riley (b. 1935)

Improvisations (2015) by Chris Potter (b. 1971)

Hear & See PRISM


Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton Street, Easton, PA 18042

September 27, 2015
3 PM


Box office contact info:
(610) 330-5009,