Prism Quartet

PRISM was twice a winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP award for adventurous programming. They have performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Making Music Series, Alice Tully Hall with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, throughout Latin America, and China, under the auspices of USArtists International and the United States Information Agency, respectively. PRISM has been a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra and also conducted residencies in the country’s top conservatories, such as the Curtis Institute of Music or the Oberlin Conservatory. PRISM is a champion of new music and has commissioned more than 200 works by internationally acclaimed composers like Zhou Long, Jennifer Higdon and Zhou Long; Guggenheim Fellows William Albright and Martin Bresnick; Bright Sheng Award recipients and Miguel Zenon; MacArthur “Genius” Award winners Bright Sheng; and jazz masters Greg Osby and Rudresh Mahanthappa; as well as Steve Lehman and Dave Liebman. PRISM launched its concert series in New York City and Philadelphia in 1997. It showcased the latest compositions by composers from all over the world. It has hosted a diverse range of guests, including Ethel and Talujon Percussion. Music From China, Miro Dance Theatre and Cantori New York. Top jazz artists include guitarist Ben Monder, Rick Margitza, and Gerald Cleaver and Mark Ferber. Inti-Illimani, a Chilean rock band, has joined PRISM in tours. The discography of PRISM is extensive. It contains more than 60 works that were commissioned by Quartet on Albany, Naxos and New Dynamic. People’s Emergency Center is PRISM’s most recent CD. Jay Anderson, Jay Anderson, Tim Ries and Bill Stewart perform music by Matthew Levy. PRISM may also be heard on the soundtrack of the film Two Plus One, by Emmy nominee Eugene Martin, also scored by Levy, and has been featured in the theme music to the weekly PBS news magazine “NOW.” from

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