PRISM Quartet with Miguel Zenón and Susie Ibarra
Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone
Zachary Shemon, alto saxophone
Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone
Taimur Sullivan, baritone saxophone
Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone
Susie Ibarra, drums/percussion
The PRISM Quartet joins forces with alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón and percussionist/drummer Susie Ibarra in a wide ranging program that celebrates the intersection of multiple musical traditions.
Zenón and PRISM perform Chris Potter’s Improvisations, Matthew Levy’s Forbidden Drive, and Zenón’s The Missing Piece from the Quartet’s acclaimed Heritage/Evolution project. PRISM initiated H/E in 2014 to chart fresh musical territory, drawing on the saxophone’s cross-cultural heritage to blend jazz with everything from Western and South Indian classical music to Romani and Latin American folkloric music.
Also in program, PRISM is joined by Susie Ibarra in a performance of her stunning 2018 work, Procession, along the Aciga Tree. The work is inspired by processional music in forests in the northern Philippines to Kalinga, the tree of treasures. Aciga draws upon interlocking rhythms, shifting melodies, and cross rhythms from Ibarra’s own cultural heritage.
The program also includes several electrifying commissions and newly arranged masterworks from PRISM’s popular Hit Parade program, with music by Schumann, Bach, Scarlatti, Sondheim, Roshanne Etezady and Michael Daugherty.
CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA DISCOUNTS
Admission is FREE for concert presenters attending the 2019 Chamber Music American National Conference. Please enter the discount code “CMA-Presenter” for a 100% discount at checkout in order to reserve a seat, and show your credentials at the door.
Admission is HALF-PRICE for all other Chamber Music America conference attendees. Please enter the discount code “CMA-Attendee” for a 50% discount at checkout in order to reserve a seat, and show your credentials at the door.
This program is made possible with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Conn-Selmer, Inc. PRISM is a member of New Music USA’s New Music Impact Fund, made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Visit PRISM’s New Music USA profile.