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Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion / PRISM Quartet with Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey

  • Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Hall 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19103 Philadelphia PA 19103 (map)

The PRISM Quartet presents Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussionfollowing the 2017 release of the group’s critically acclaimed COLOR THEORY album with So Percussion and Partch (XAS Records, trailer below).

Color Theory 2.0 spotlights Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey, groundbreaking percussionist/composers who join PRISM as soloists in world premieres of their own works. Join us for free concerts at two branches of The Free Library of Philadelphia — June 2nd at Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library and June 4th at Parkway Central Library — and in a ticketed concert at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City on June 3rd.

Both Ibarra and Sorey share PRISM’s dedication to crossing musical boundaries; they bring a vast array of cultural, compositional, and improvisatory practices to the project. Color Theory 2.0 also features world premieres of stand-alone saxophone quartets by Elizabeth Hoffman, Professor of Composition at New York University, and Max Chung, winner of the annual PRISM Quartet/Walden School Young Composer Commissioning Award.

PRISM, Ibarra, and Sorey will also collaborate with the Free Library of Philadelphia to present Unlocking Your Inner Composer, a free six-week workshop series where participants will compose works for PRISM, Ibarra, and Sorey for premieres at the Library. If you’d like to write your own Color Theory composition, click HERE to learn more about participating in the workshops (open to all levels!).