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PRISM Quartet

Sunday, September 25, 2016
at 6:30 PM

Rock Hall Auditorium
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Free Event

Event Information

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 music@temple.edu

“A bold ensemble that set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets” (The New York Times), the PRISM Quartet has been presented by Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and as soloists with the Detroit Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. PRISM has commissioned over 250 works, and released 15 critically-acclaimed recordings.


KEEN (2004) Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973)

Pagine – elaborazioni da concerto per 4 saxofoni (1998) Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947)

(adaptations of the following works)

Madrigal: Itene miei sospir Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1564 – 1619)

Fughetta “Dies sind die heil’ gen zehn Gebot” J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Kyrie “Gott Vater in Ewigkeit” J.S. Bach

Who Cares? George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Allegrissimo L. 215 (Kirk. 120) Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Her August Touch (1994) Matthew Levy (b. 1963)

Above (2013) Matthew Levy

– Intermission –

East Coast Premiere: Schumann Bouquet by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), arr. 2015 by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

I. Lieber Mai (The beautiful month of May)

II. Knecht Ruprecht (The bogeyman)

III. Sheherazade

IV. Ländler (a sort of German waltz)

V. Sehr langsam (Very slow)

VI. Lied italienischer Marinari (Song of the Italian boatmen)

Saxophone Quartet (2014) Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953)

Every Thing Must Go (2007) Martin Bresnick (b. 1946)


G.L. In Memorium

Pensoso, con sobrio espressione

Participants: PRISM Quartet, Inc.