PRISM Quartet

PRISM Quartet Concert (Ypsilanti, MI)

Hailed by The New York Times as “A bold ensemble that set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets,” the PRISM Quartet returns to its musical birthplace for an exciting program of contemporary music.

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.”


“Lullaby” (2014) from Cerulean by David Biedenbender (b. 1984)

Fantasy Etudes (1992/93) by William Albright (1944-1998)
Prelude (Index)
I. A Real Nice Number
II. Pypes
III. The Fives for Steve
IV. Phantom Gallop
V. Harmonium
VI. They Only Come Out at Night


Vamp (2016) by Anna Weesner (b. 1965)

Saxophone Quartet (2014) by Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953)

Every Thing Must Go (2007) by Martin Bresnick (b. 1946)
G.L. In Memorium
Pensoso, con sobrio espressione

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, and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.

First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti
300 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

October 22, 2016
8:00 PM

$22 general admission, $17 student with valid ID ($3 more at the door)

Box office contact info:
(800) 595-4849 (phone sales are subject to an additional per-ticket fee of $3.50). ON DAY OF CONCERT, TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT DOOR, BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.