PRISM with Rudresh Mahanthappa (NYC)

Rudresh Mahanthappa

PRISM Quartet
Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone
Zachary Shemon, alto saxophone
Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone
Taimur Sullivan, baritone saxophone

Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone

The fearless PRISM Quartet joins forces with Rudresh Mahanthappa, hailed by The Guardian as an “alto saxophonist who astutely fuses Western and Indian traditions with mind-bending jazz rhythms,” in a concert featuring an astonishing cross-section of music, including Night Music by rising-star Emma O’Halloran from PRISM’s brand new album Animal, Vegetable, MineralI WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR MY TONE TONIGHT by Mahanthappa and John Coltrane’s Dear Lord from PRISM’s groundbreaking Heritage/Evolution project; Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s Pagine (Pages), a book of stunning adaptations of traditional classical works by Bach, Scarlatti, Gershwin, and Gesualdo; plus music by PRISM’s own Matthew Levy.


PRISM Quartet and Rudresh Mahanthappa perform Mahanthappa’s “I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR MY TONE TONIGHT” (world premiere, 2014)


PRISM Quartet performs “Night Music” by Emma O’Halloran from the new album, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral


PRISM Quartet plays “Pagine” by Salvatore Scirinno


Admission is FREE for concert presenters attending the 2019 Chamber Music American National Conference. Please enter the discount code “CMA-Presenter” for a 100% discount at checkout in order to reserve a seat, and show your credentials at the door.

Admission is HALF PRICE for all other Chamber Music America conference attendees. Please enter the discount code “CMA-Attendee” for a 50% discount at checkout in order to reserve a seat, and show your credentials at the door.

This program is made possible with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and Conn-Selmer, Inc. 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.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall
450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

January 17, 2020
8:30 PM

$22 general admissions, $17 students and seniors ($3 more at the door). Free admission or 50% discount for CMA Conference Attendees (see concert description for details)!

Box office contact info:
(800) 595-4849