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Kimmel Center Presents

PRISM Quartet with PARTCH: Color Theory

Jun 11, 2016
7:30 PM

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In search of new sound worlds, new musical colors

The PRISM Quartet creates music that places the saxophone in unexpected contexts, charting fresh musical territory that challenges, inspires and moves audiences. For their second and final Color Theory program, PRISM collaborates with Grammy®-winning Los Angeles ensemble PARTCH. PARTCH performs on microtonal instruments built by the iconic composer Harry Partch, who referred to himself as "a music man seduced into carpentry." His fantastical, sculptural instruments combine aspects of science fiction, ancient Greece, and Japanese theater. Partch’s "Instrumentariam" includes the Eucal Blossom, Spoils of War, and Cloud-Chamber Bowls.The program features world premieres of Future Lilacs by Ken Ueno and Skiagrafies (Shadow Etchings) by Stratis Minakakis, plus music by Steve Lehman, Iannis Xenakis and Harry Partch himself.

Join us for a pre-concert discussion with John Schaefer (WNYC) and Martha Lucy (Barnes Foundation) at 6:30 pm in Perelman Theater!

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Groups of 10+ SAVE!

Call 215-790-5883 or click here to submit a group ticket request.

Free Color Theory: Instrument Making Workshops -

June 1st ; Merck

Class #1: 12pm-1pm

Class #2: 1:15pm-2pm

Family Drumming Workshop: 3:45pm-5:15pm

 June 8th ; Merck

Class #1: 12pm-1pm

Class #2: 1:15pm-2pm

Instrument Making Workshop: 3:45pm- 5:45pm

 June 15th ; Merck

Class #1: 12pm-1pm

Class #2: 1:15pm-2pm 

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Color Theory is co-presented by PRISM Quartet, Inc. Major support for Color Theory has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage at Additional project support comes from The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University; The Presser Foundation; New Music USA; the National Endowment for the Arts; and Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Proud Season Sponsor

"Funny, moving, inventive and insanely theatrical…an unforgettable performance." — San Francisco Chronicle on PARTCH 
Funny, moving, inventive and insanely theatrical…an unforgettable performance.quot; - San Francisco Chronicle on PARTCH 

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102




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