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PRISM Quartet with So Percussion: Color Theory PRISM Quartet with So Percussion: Color Theory PRISM Quartet with So Percussion: Color Theory

Kimmel Center and PRISM Quartet, Inc.

PRISM Quartet with So Percussion: Color Theory

Jun 04, 2016
7:30 PM

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In search of new musical colors, PRISM and Sō Percussion premiere Blue Notes and Other Clashes by Steven Mackey and a new arrangement of Donnacha Dennehy’s The Pale. Mackey, who previously composed masterful works for both ensembles separately, creates the first major octet combining saxophone and percussion quartets. Dennehy’s work is a musical imagining of the area encompassing Dublin called the Pale, where British rule was at its strongest in the 14th century. According to Dennehy, “they even protected this area with ditches and fences to keep the barbarous, thuggish Irish out—the great unwashed were, as the phrase became, ‘beyond the pale.’” Also on the program: the Philadelphia premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Saxophone Quartet, Bryce Dessner’s Music for Wood & Strings, and “Hymn” from Kati Agócs’ Coluratura.

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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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 National Endowment for the Arts, The Presser Foundation, New Music USA, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and Conn-Selmer, Inc.

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'This bold ensemble has set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets with its rhythmic acuity and elegant sound!' — New York Times on PRISM Quartet

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 100 minutes
Intermission: 10 minutes


Rehearsal with So Percussion
Video 1


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