Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall —Robert Frost

Tickets available in September

Mending Wall is a fully staged concert exploring the meaning of walls in our world by giving musical form to questions about identity, community, division, and freedom. Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O’Farrill join the PRISM Quartet in world premiere performances of works by four visionary composers—Martin BresnickGeorge E. LewisJuri Seo, and O’Farrill—who take inspiration from poetry by Robert Frost, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Waly Salomão, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Directed by Jorinde Keesmaat with lighting design by Aaron Copp.


Tony Arnold


Arturo O’Farrill


George E. Lewis


Juri Seo


Martin Bresnick


Jorinde Keesmaat


Aaron Copp

March 21, 8 PM

March 22, 3 PM
Co-Presented by Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series and PRISM Quartet, Inc.

Bryn Mawr College
Goodhart Hall, McPherson Auditorium
150 N. Merion Ave. | Bryn Mawr, PA

March 23 , 8 PM
Co-Presented by Roulette and PRISM Quartet, Inc.

509 Atlantic Ave. | Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets available in September


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Major support for Mending Wall, including composer commissions, has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The Presser Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, and Conn-Selmer, Inc.

The Bryn Mawr performances are made possible with additional support from the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

The New York performance is made possible with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

George E. Lewis’ commission has been made possible with principal support from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew V. Mellon Foundation.

Martin Bresnick’s commission has been made possible with principal support from a consortium of ensembles including the PRISM Quartet, Assembly Quartet, Barkada Quartet, Capitol Quartet, Coalescent Quartet, Donald Sinta Quartet, East End Quartet, Fuego Quartet, H2 Quartet, Hartt Saxophone Quartet for The Hartt School Centennial Celebration, Hinotori Quartet, Iridium Quartet, Kenari Quartet, Mirasol Quartet, New Thread Quartet, Pharos Quartet, Project Fusion, Quartetto Obrigado, Red Clay Quartet, and Zzyzx Quartet.

PRISM is a member of New Music USA’s New Music Impact Fund, made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Visit PRISM’s New Music USA profile.