PRISM Quartet

PRISM’s annual concert series in Philadelphia

Temple Univ

Residency at Temple University

October 16, 2018; Temple University FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet is in residence at Temple University in 2018-19. on October 16 from 2-6 PM at Rock Auditorium in Rock Hall, PRISM will conduct an open rehearsal of The Anchoress, a new monodrama by David Ludwig, “a composer with something urgent to say” (Philadelphia Inquirer), which will have its world premiere on Wednesday, …

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The Anchoress: An Evening of Music by David Ludwig, Philadelphia and NYC

October 17, 2018; Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts FIND OUT MORE
October 18, 2018; Cary Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music FIND OUT MORE

“…I left one stone-bright burial for another, my other, this cell” The Anchoress, a new monodrama by David Ludwig, “a composer with something urgent to say” (Philadelphia Inquirer), has its world premiere on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia under the auspices of the …

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Temple Univ

Residency at Temple University: Recital Performance

April 25, 2019; Rock Auditorium, Rock Hall FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet is in residence at Temple University in 2018-19. On April 25, 2019, PRISM Quartet will give a recital at Temple, featuring guest faculty members, and music from PRISM’s Heritage/Evolution project. Click HERE for a complete list of residency activities.  

Temple Univ

Residency at Temple University: Masterclasses, Seminars, Composer Reading, Open Rehearsals

April 25, 2019; Temple University FIND OUT MORE
April 26, 2019; Temple University FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet is thrilled to be in residence at Temple University in 2018-19, where ensemble member Matthew Levy teaches saxophone and chamber music. The residency includes masterclasses, chamber music coaching, a “Technology and Recording” seminar, an entrepreneurship workshop on “Starting Your Own Record Label,” and several open rehearsals. The residency culminates in a PRISM chamber music …

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Temple Univ

Residency at Temple University: Bolcom Concerto with Wind Symphony

April 26, 2019; Temple Performing Arts Center FIND OUT MORE

On April 26, 2019, PRISM Quartet will join the Temple University Wind Symphony under the baton of Dr. Patricia Cornett (pictured) in a performance of William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, composed for PRISM in 2000. Click HERE for a complete list of residency activities.  

PREMIERES: New Works by Nina Young, Emily Cooley, Francesca Hellerman, Chris Biggs, Jacob TV – Philly and NYC

June 02, 2019; Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch FIND OUT MORE
June 03, 2019; Christ & St. Stephen's Church FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents a program of premieres, featuring new works by Nina C. Young, Emily Cooley, Francesca Hellerman, Chris Biggs, and Jacob TV. Save the date, more info coming soon!              

Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion / PRISM Quartet with Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey

June 02, 2018; Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Philadelphia Regional Library FIND OUT MORE
June 04, 2018; Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Hall FIND OUT MORE
June 02, 2018; DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall FIND OUT MORE

Note: The June 3rd NYC performance has a new time and venue due to emergency building repairs at the DiMenna Center. Please join us at 3 p.m. at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St., New York, NY 10023. Buy tickets here. The PRISM Quartet presents Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion following the 2017 …

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Unlocking Your Inner Composer: Free Workshops with the PRISM Quartet, Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey at the Free Library of Philadelphia

April 28, 2018; Free Library of Philadelphia FIND OUT MORE

April 28 – May 29, 2018 Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with virtuoso musicians to bring your own musical story to life. The PRISM Quartet, a world-renowned all-sax ensemble, is joining forces with two groundbreaking composer/percussionists— Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey— in a series of free workshops at the Free …

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Breath Beneath

Breath Beneath

September 14, 2017; Drexel University URBN Center Annex, Black Box Theater FIND OUT MORE
September 15, 2017; 3-Legged Dog FIND OUT MORE

Hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet partners with Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia and 3-Legged Dog in New York City to co-present Breath Beneath, a pilot project that explores the intersection of music, interactive technology, and durational visual art. The …

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Rudresh Mahanthappa

FREE CONCERT: PRISM Quartet w/Greg Osby and Rudresh Mahanthappa @ Vernon Park, Philadelphia

September 10, 2017; Vernon Park FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet is joined by jazz saxophone luminaries Greg Osby (Inner Circle and Blue Note recording artist) and Rudresh Mahanthappa (Downbeat’s alto saxophonist of the year) in a free concert of music for six saxophones. The concert draws upon a groundbreaking body of music PRISM has commissioned since 2014 for its Heritage/Evolution project, bridging …

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Joe Lovano

Heritage/ Evolution: PRISM Quartet with Joe Lovano at the Painted Bride (Philadelphia)

June 03, 2017; Painted Bride Art Center FIND OUT MORE

Hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet and the Painted Bride Art Center present the next installment of Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking project featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists. This time around, Heritage/Evolution spotlights saxophone luminary Joe Lovano, who will …

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Paradigm Lost, CD Release Concert (Philadelphia)

April 02, 2017; Settlement Music School FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents a program celebrating the release of Paradigm Lost on its new label, XAS Records, featuring music by Lee Hyla, Chen Yi, Bernard Rands, David Rakowski, Augusta Read Thomas, and John Adams. The record and concert are dedicated to the memory of Lee Hyla (1952-2014), a dearly missed friend whose beautiful saxophone …

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Temple Univ

Temple University

September 25, 2016; Rock Hall Auditorium FIND OUT MORE

Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance presents the PRISM Quartet in a concert and saxophone masterclass. Both are FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. Just show up! The closest parking garage is in the Liacouras Garage located at 1710 N. 15th St. Philadelphia, PA 19121. Questions? Contact 215-204-7609 or …

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Color Theory: Composition for Kids

June 15, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center FIND OUT MORE

Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merck Arts Education Center, School program June 15, 2016 Fourth and fifth graders work with the PRISM Quartet over multiple sessions to transcribe a collection of saxophone sounds into written symbols, and use those symbols to …

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The Crossing

ECM CD Release Concert: The Crossing and PRISM Play “The Fifth Century”

June 15, 2016; St. Mark's Episcopal Church FIND OUT MORE

PRISM joins Maestro Donald Nally and The Crossing (choir) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia for a CD release concert celebrating the world premiere recording of Gavin Bryars “The Fifth Century” on ECM. FROM THE CROSSING’s WEBSITE: To celebrate the release of our all-Bryars recording on ECM Records, we reprise The Fifth Century, Gavin’s …

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Color Theory Concert: PRISM Quartet and Partch

June 11, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Perelman Theater FIND OUT MORE

Co-Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Color Theory is inspired by the spirit in which scientists and visual artists have studied color throughout the centuries. In 1671–72, Sir Isaac Newton discovered the origin of color by shining a beam of light through a prism, splitting it into the …

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Color Theory: Composers Forum

June 11, 2016; Curtis Institute of Music, Lenfest Hall (room TBD-- ask at front desk) FIND OUT MORE

Co-Presented by the Curtis Institute of Music and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Color Theory Composers Forum (90 minutes) David Ludwig, a highly accomplished composer and the Curtis Institute of Music’s Dean of Artistic Programs, moderates a panel discussion with Color Theory Composers Steven Mackey, Ken Ueno, and Stratis Minakakis. This panel is presented to enrich the …

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Color Theory: Composition for Kids

June 08, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center FIND OUT MORE

Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merck Arts Education Center, School program June 8, 2016 Fourth and fifth graders work with the PRISM Quartet over multiple sessions to transcribe a collection of saxophone sounds into written symbols, and use those symbols to …

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Color Theory: Instrument Making Workshop and Harry Partch Discussion

June 08, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center FIND OUT MORE

Co-Presented by the Kimmel Center and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Instrument Making Workshop / Harry Partch Discussion  Join us for a free  after-school Instrument Making Workshop in which composer Charles Corey teaches participants to create their own simple musical instruments using provided materials. The workshop begins with a talk about Harry Partch, an iconic American composer who created …

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Color Theory Concert: PRISM Quartet and Sō Percussion

June 04, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Perelman Theater FIND OUT MORE

Co-Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Color Theory is inspired by the spirit in which scientists and visual artists have studied color throughout the centuries. In 1671–72, Sir Isaac Newton discovered the origin of color by shining a beam of light through a prism, splitting it into the …

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Color Theory: Composition for Kids

June 01, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center FIND OUT MORE

Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merck Arts Education Center, School program June 1, 2016 Fourth and fifth graders work with the PRISM Quartet over multiple sessions to transcribe a collection of saxophone sounds into written symbols, and use those symbols to …

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Color Theory: Members of Sō Percussion in Family Drumming Workshop

June 01, 2016; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center FIND OUT MORE

Co-Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc. After School Family Drumming Workshop with Sō Percussion Members of Sō Percussion form an after-school participatory workshop, teaching students (and parents) to play percussion instruments. Participants are asked to bring two objects that they can play with drum sticks: anything from a bottle, shoebox …

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University of Pennsylvania: Two Free PRISM Concerts of World Premieres with Guest Appearance by Marilyn Nonken

March 18, 2016; University of Pennsylvania, Rose Recital Hall FIND OUT MORE
March 19, 2016; University of Pennsylvania, Rose Recital Hall FIND OUT MORE

Presented by the University of Pennsylvania and PRISM Quartet, Inc. with major support from The Presser Foundation The University of Pennsylvania is an international center for the study of music composition whose faculty has long been regarded as among the nation’s leading voices in new music. From past faculty members George Crumb, Richard Wernick, and …

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Heritage/ Evolution: PRISM Quartet with Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane at the Painted Bride

June 09, 2015; Painted Bride Arts Center FIND OUT MORE

Hailed by Chamber Music Magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet presents the next installment of Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking project featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists. This time around, Heritage/Evolution spotlights PRISM with saxophone luminaries Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane. The program …

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Wall to Wall World Premieres: Curtis Institute of Music

May 22, 2015; Gould Rehearsal Hall in Lenfest Hall FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet, in partnership with the Curtis Institute of Music, presents an electrifying program of world premieres of new saxophone quartets by 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winner and Bang on a Can composer Julia Wolfe; Grammy Award-winner Michael Daugherty; the Curtis Institute’s David Hertzberg; Princeton University’s Emma O’Halloran, Viet Cuong and Jonathan Russell; counter)induction’s Kyle Bartlett; …

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LiveConnections presents PRISM Quartet and Uri Caine

April 16, 2015; World Café Live FIND OUT MORE

World Café Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 ………. LiveConnections brings you unique collaborations and fresh sounds from some of the best artists today, in the intimate atmosphere of World Cafe Live. LiveConnections is pairing Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine, “a musical polymath with abundant improvising skills” (NPR), with the acclaimed PRISM Quartet …

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Delaware County Community College New Music Concert Series (Media, PA)

November 23, 2014; Large Auditorium, Delaware County Community College FIND OUT MORE

Now in their 6th season, the Arts community at Delaware County Community College is proud to present The PRISM Quartet in concert on Sunday, November 23, 2014 in the Large Auditorium The program is co-presented by PRISM Quartet, Inc. PROGRAM Josquin Microludes by David Ludwig KEEN (2004)  by Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973) Her August Touch …

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PRISM with The Crossing Choir, Month of Moderns III

July 12, 2014; Crane Art's Icebox FIND OUT MORE

PRISM joins The Crossing Choir to perform the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ The Fifth Century, commissioned by The Crossing for their annual Month of Moderns Festival. Known for evocative texts in sparse, pensive settings, Bryars’ music has been praised for its “integrity and lucidity.” (The Guardian). The Fifth Century is a series of reflections on eternity set to …

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Heritage/Evolution 3: PRISM Quartet w/ Dave Liebman & Greg Osby at Symphony Space

June 12, 2014; Symphony Space FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. Heritage/Evolution 3 features the PRISM Quartet with Dave Liebman and Greg Osby in world premiere performances of new …

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Heritage/Evolution 3: PRISM Quartet with Dave Liebman & Greg Osby at World Cafe Live

June 11, 2014; World Café Live FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. Heritage/Evolution 3 features the PRISM Quartet with Dave Liebman and Greg Osby in world premiere performances of new …

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Master Class and Panel Discussion with Liebman and Osby at the University of the Arts: Heritage/Evolution 3

June 10, 2014; Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall @ The University of the Arts 211 South Broad Street, 16th & 17th Floors, Philadelphia FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet and The University of the Arts present a series of three back-to-back master classes and panel discussions. Saxophonists/composers Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Tim Ries, Miguel Zenón, David Liebman, and Greg Osby will work in pairs with student jazz ensembles. Master classes will be followed by panel discussions, moderated by jazz critic and …

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Free Community Concert

May 19, 2014; Settlement Music School FIND OUT MORE

        Program   PAGINE—ELABORAZIONI DA CONCERTO PER 4 SAXOFONI (1998)  by Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947) (selected movements) 20TH ANNIVERSARY DEDICATIONS (2004) “Inkling” by Roshanne Etezady (b. 1963) “Lu” by Tim Ries (b. 1959) “Bop” by Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) “Fair and Balanced?, Incremental Change” by  Frank J. Oteri (B. 1964) “Song without Words” by Matthew Levy (b. 1963) “speed metal organum blues” by Gregory Wanamaker …

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Heritage/Evolution 2: PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenón at Symphony Space

May 09, 2014; Symphony Space FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. Heritage/Evolution 2 features PRISM with Tim Ries and Miguel Zenón in world premiere performances of new works by …

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Miguel Zenon

Heritage/Evolution 2: PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenón at World Cafe Live

May 08, 2014; World Café Live FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. Heritage/Evolution 2 features the PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries and Miguel Zenón in world premiere performances of new …

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Master Class and Panel Discussion with Ries and Zenón at The University of the Arts: Heritage/Evolution 2

May 07, 2014; Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall @ The University of the Arts 211 South Broad Street, 16th & 17th Floors, Philadelphia FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet and The University of the Arts present a series of three back-to-back master classes and panel discussions. Saxophonists/composers Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Tim Ries, Miguel Zenón, David Liebman, and Greg Osby will work in pairs with student jazz ensembles. Master classes will be followed by panel discussions, moderated by John Schaefer (host of WNYC’s …

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Heritage/Evolution 1: PRISM Quartet with Steve Lehman & Rudresh Mahanthappa at Symphony Space

April 12, 2014; Symphony Space FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. Heritage/Evolution 1 features The PRISM Quartet with Steve Lehman and Rudresh Mahanthappa in world premiere performances of new …

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Heritage/Evolution 1: PRISM Quartet with Steve Lehman & Rudresh Mahanthappa at World Cafe Live

April 11, 2014; World Café Live FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. Heritage/Evolution 1 features The PRISM Quartet with Steve Lehman and Rudresh Mahanthappa in world premiere performances of new …

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Master Class and Panel Discussion with Mahanthappa and Lehman at The University of the Arts: Heritage/Evolution 1

April 10, 2014; Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall @ The University of the Arts 211 South Broad Street, 16th & 17th Floors, Philadelphia FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet and The University of the Arts present a series of three back-to-back master classes and panel discussions. Saxophonists/composers Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Tim Ries, Miguel Zenón, David Liebman, and Greg Osby will work in pairs with student jazz ensembles. Master classes will be followed by panel discussions, moderated by John Schaefer (host of …

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Free Workshops at The Curtis Institute of Music: Heritage/Evolution

April 03, 2014; Field Concert Hall @ Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 FIND OUT MORE

The PRISM Quartet and the Curtis Institute of Music, in partnership with the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter present back-to-back professional development seminars. Speakers: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, & Matthew Levy 11 am – noon: Record Production Techniques: From Concept to CD This session will cover everything from developing thematic recording concepts to production and …

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The Curtis Project

May 09, 2012; Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall FIND OUT MORE
May 10, 2012; Christ & St. Stephen's Church FIND OUT MORE

PRISM makes history as the first saxophone quartet to conduct a residency at the Curtis Institute of Music, renowned as one of the world’s finest conservatories. The residency culminates in PRISM concerts in Philadelphia and New York City featuring compositions by two Curtis faculty members: “Short Stories” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon and the world …

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PRISM Quartet and Music From China

February 04, 2012; First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia FIND OUT MORE

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 …

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CD Release Concert, “DEDICATION”

May 28, 2011; World Cafe Live (upstairs) FIND OUT MORE
May 31, 2011; The Stone FIND OUT MORE

PRISM performs a program of stunning music from their new innova CD, DEDICATION, featuring 23 short works composed in 2004 in celebration of the Quartet’s 20th anniversary. Music by Tim Berne, William Bolcom, Zack Browning, Robert Capanna, Donnacha Dennehy, Dennis DeSantis, Nick Didkovsky, Jason Eckardt, Roshanne Etezady, Reneé Favand-See, Perry Goldstein, Jennifer Higdon, Libby Larsen, …

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Xenakis and Beyond – New music from three generations of Greek composers

March 19, 2011; First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia FIND OUT MORE
March 20, 2011; Tenri Cultural Institute FIND OUT MORE

PRISM celebrates Iannis Xenakis and his influence over three generations of Greek composers, with stunning works by Stratis Minakakis, Georgia Spiropoulos, Michael Adamis, Giorgos Koumendakis, and Xenakis himself. PROGRAM Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001) – Xas (1987) Stratis Minakakis (b. 1979) – Alismono ke Cherome (Based on a traditional song from Epirus, Greece) (2011) WORLD PREMIERE Stratis …

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25th Anniversary CD Release Concert

January 29, 2010; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art After 5 Series FIND OUT MORE

25th Anniversary CD Release Concert Art After Five Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130 http://www.philamuseum.org/artafter5/

A New World of Sound

February 27, 2009; Settlement Music School FIND OUT MORE
February 28, 2008; Merkin Concert Hall FIND OUT MORE

PRISM Quartet/Music From China Settlement Music School 416 Queen Street Philadelphia, PA $20 general; $15 students/seniors, at door Information: 215-438-5282 United by their passion for fresh soundscapes, PRISM and Music From China come together for a program of new works for saxophone quartet and traditional Chinese instruments with world premieres by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, …

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The Artistry of PRISM

November 21, 2008; Philadelphia Museum of Art FIND OUT MORE

Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway $16.50; $8 students | Box Office: 215- 569-8080 www.philadelphiachambermusic.org PRISM offers an eclectic program of music new and old, including the world premiere of “Memo 6b” by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Bernard Rands, the Philadelphia premiere of “Squeeze” by Augusta Read Thomas, …

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World Premieres

September 30, 2007; PNC Bank/Presser Recital Hall, Settlement School FIND OUT MORE

Sunday, September 30, 2007, 8pm World Premieres see description from 9/27 PNC Bank/Presser Recital Hall Settlement Music School 416 Queen Street (map) Philadelphia, PA

PITCH BLACK: Music of Jacob ter Veldhuis

May 02, 2007; Whitney Museum of Art FIND OUT MORE
May 05, 2007; Montgomery County Community College Science Center Theater FIND OUT MORE

PRISM and the amazing Miro Dance Theatre perform the world premiere of Pitch Black, an evening-length multimedia production combining video installation by Tobin Rothlein and choreography by Amanda Miller. Pitch Black is set to music for saxophones and ghetto blaster by Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis, featuring samples ranging from jazz singer Billie Holiday to …

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PRISM with Cantori New York

March 10, 2007; Church of the Holy Trinity FIND OUT MORE
March 11, 2007; Trinity Center for Urban Life FIND OUT MORE

Cantori New York joins forces with PRISM in a riveting evening of international music for chorus and saxophone quartet. Cantori’s artistic director Mark Shapiro conducts North American premieres of works by Hugi Guðmundsson (Iceland), Giya Kancheli (Georgia), and Erkki-Sven Tüür (Estonia). The program also features folk songs from Col0mbia, music by Astor Piazzolla, the Argentinian …

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James Primosch Portrait

February 04, 2007; Rose Recital Hall University of Pennsylvania FIND OUT MORE

February 4, 2007 James Primosch Portrait Rose Recital Hall University of Pennsylvania 34th and Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA

World Premieres

December 01, 2006; Symphony Space FIND OUT MORE
December 02, 2006; PNC Bank/Presser Recital Hall Settlement Music School FIND OUT MORE

PRISM unveils new saxophone quartets by Renee Favand, Ross Feller, Michael Rosen, and Nick De Maison, and New York Premieres by Shawn Crouch and Loretta Notareschi.