PRISM Quartet

PRISM Quartet and Music From China

World Premieres
Music for Saxophones, Traditional Chinese Instruments, and Percussion by
Bright Sheng, Fang Man, Huang Ruo, and Lei Liang

The PRISM Quartet and the ensemble Music From China reunite after their groundbreaking 2009-10 tour and CD release (Antiphony, innova records), hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “shattering expectations” and “pioneering achievements of the highest order.” This time around, PRISM and MFC present world premiere performances of four new works for saxophones, traditional Chinese instruments (erhu, sheng, pipa, yanqin), and percussion by celebrated Chinese-born American composers in a program exploring the dynamic relationship between Eastern and Western, contemporary and ancient cultures.

Bright Sheng The Singing Gobi Desert
Fang Man Dream of a Hundred Flowers
Huang Ruo The Three Tenses
Lei Liang Messages of White

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

February 04, 2012
6:15 p.m. composer discussion, 7 p.m. concert