PRISM Quartet Plays Ann Arbor – CANCELLED
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL.
Hailed by The Los Angeles Times for “remarkable examples of virtuosity,” the PRISM Quartet returns to Ann Arbor, where it was founded more than 30 years ago, for a concert featuring music by two award-winning Michigan composers: Alexis Bacon (Michigan State University) and Bill Ryan (Grand Valley State University). The program also includes Three Miniatures by Pew Fellow and resident composer Matthew Levy, and two works from the Quartet’s soon-to-be-released Paradigm Lost album (XAS Records): Fearful Symmetries by Pulitzer Prize-winner John Adams and Compass by Rome Prize-winner David Rakowski. Plus, Night Music by rising-star Emma O’Halloran
Proceeds from the concert will benefit a residency program this year in which PRISM visits schools in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan for assembly performances, composition classes, learning labs, and coaching sessions. According to Damien Crutcher, the founding executive director of Crescendo Detroit, “Our motto is ‘Building character through music.’ One of our major goals is to regularly expose our kids to the best artists possible. We believe if they can see it, they can be it, which is why we are beyond excited to have the PRISM Quartet in residence with us here, in the heart of Detroit.”
Fearful Symmetries (excerpt) by John Adams, Arr. Timothy McAllister
Compass by David Rakowski
Three Miniatures by Matthew Levy
Capriccio by Alexis Bacon
Hard Line by Bill Ryan
Night Music by Emma O’Halloran
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, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and Meridian Winds.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor
1432 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
April 29, 2017
$22 general admission, $17 student with valid ID ($3 more at the door)
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ON DAY OF CONCERT, TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT DOOR, BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM.