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World Premiere
Bryn Mawr, PA 2/12, Brooklyn, NY 2/14



a fully staged evening of new music, poetry, and light
PRISM Quartet | soprano Tony Arnold | pianist Arturo O'Farill
Music by George Lewis | Arturo O'Farrill | Juri Seo | Martin Bresnick

Stage Director Jorinde Keesmaat | Lighting Design Aaron Copp 



Jorinde Keesmaat, Mending Wall Stage Director
Place de l'Opera
Keesmaat Regisseert in Philadelphia [and New York]
[Jorinde] Keesmaat is also regularly active in her own country, such as in 2019, when she staged Die Zauberflöte at Opera Zuid. This month, however, she is back on American soil. Together with the PRISM Quartet, soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O'Farrill, she developed the performance Mending Wall.
The directed concert is about the meaning of walls in our world and touches on themes such as identity, community, division and freedom. The premiere of the performance had to be postponed due to the corona crisis. During the crisis, Keesmaat worked on a revision of her directing concept, in which the paradox of personal contact plays a major role. The music in the performance is by Martin Bresnick, George Lewis, Juri Seo and pianist Arturo O'Farrill.

Broadway World
PRISM Quartet Announces the World Premiere of MENDING WALL
[Jorinde Keesmaat writes,] "Nearly two years after the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the premiere of Mending Wall, the production itself has evolved in response to this global blaze. Through new staging and lighting, we are exploring the paradox of personal contact: our simultaneous discomfort with strangers and our intrinsic longing for human connection, the psychological effects of isolation and our basic need for one another's warmth. Mending Wall still examines the complicated meaning of boundaries-physical and invisible-but it's also about fear giving way to hope."


Greater Philadelphia:
February 12, 2022 at 8 PM
Co-presented by
Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series and PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Goodhart Hall, McPherson Auditorium
150 N. Merion Ave. | Bryn Mawr, PA
$20 General Admission; $18 Seniors;
$10 Students (outside of the Tri-Co); $5 Children

February 14, 2022 at 8 PM
Co-presented by Roulette and PRISM Quartet, Inc.
509 Atlantic Ave. | Brooklyn, NY
General Admission Presale $20, Walkup $25; Student/Senior Walkup $20


Attendees must abide by Bryn Mawr College and Roulette proof of vaccination, mask-wearing, and other safety requirements
in order to attend Mending Wall performances. 


Visit the website for photographs from workshops, artist blog posts, and more:


Major support for Mending Wall has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Chamber Music America, The Presser Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, the Musical Fund Society, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature,  the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Please visit for the complete funding credit.


For further information, press tickets, photos, and to arrange interviews,
please contact Aleba & Co. at 212/206-1450 or

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