The PRISM Quartet is presented by Western Michigan University in a concert featuring music by several award-winning Michigan composers: Christopher Biggs (Western Michigan University), Kristin Kuster (University of Michigan), and Alexis Bacon (Michigan State University). The program includes the world premiere of Biggs’ “Surfaces and Essences” and “Forbidden Drive,” a new work by Pew Fellow and PRISM’s resident composer, Matthew Levy. “Forbidden Drive” features guest saxophonist Andrew Rathbun (Western Michigan University). PRISM will also present an adaptation of “Fearful Symmetries” by Pulitzer Prize-winner John Adams from the Quartet’s just released “Paradigm Lost” album (XAS Records). Plus, one of PRISM’s favorites, “Night Music,” by rising-star Emma O’Halloran.
Surfaces and Essences (world premiere) by Christopher Biggs
Fearful Symmetries (excerpt) by John Adams, Arr. Timothy McAllister
Red Pine by Kristin Kuster
Forbidden Drive by Matthew Levy
Capriccio by Alexis Bacon
Night Music by Emma O’Halloran