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2015 Concert Series


Philadelphia and NYC
The PRISM Quartet is pleased to announce our 2015 Philadelphia and New York Concert Series. Join us for three programs of electrifying commissions and ground-breaking collaborations featuring guest artists Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, and Chris Potter, and composers Julia Wolfe, Michael Daugherty, Leilei Tian, and PRISM's own Matthew Levy, to name a few. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Get them while they last!

PRISM Quartet and Uri Caine

Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine, “a musical polymath with abundant improvising skills” (NPR), and the PRISM Quartet join forces for a concert of adventurous new music. LiveConnections has commissioned Caine to write a quintet for piano and saxophones that fuses modern jazz and new classical styles. The program also features music by Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob TV from PRISM’s Pitch Black CD, and recent solo piano music by Caine.
April 16, 2015: World Cafe Live Philadelphia*
April 17, 2015: Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia)
*Presented by LiveConnections with support from The Presser Foundation and PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Julia Wolfe

Wall to Wall World Premieres 

PRISM presents a captivating program of world premieres by Bang  on a Can composer and Pulitzer Prize-finalist 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; Solon Snider and Mark Macaluso, winners of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award; and PRISM’s own Matthew Levy. The program also features the U.S. premiere of “La Caverne des Idées” by Leilei Tian, winner of the Rome Prize.
May 22, 2015: Curtis Institute of Music
May 23, 2015: Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia)
Chris Potter
Ravi Coltrane

Heritage/Evolution: PRISM Quartet with Ravi Coltrane and Chris Potter

The PRISM Quartet presents a new installment of Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking project featuring world premieres of 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 follows PRISM’s January 2015 CD release of Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 on Innova Recordings with guest saxophonists Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón.
June 9, 2015: Painted Bride Arts Center
June 10, 2015: Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia)
Visit to purchase tickets, learn more about each program, see & hear music from PRISM and our guest artists, and for acknowledgements of PRISM’s generous funders.

Support PRISM

PRISM depends on friends like you to sustain our creative work, from recordings to residencies, from our self-produced concert series in NYC and Philly to new composer commissions. All of our efforts are designed to create great music and share it with audiences at home and around the world. Won’t you consider making a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit organization? Learn more about supporting PRISM here.

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