PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenón

PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenón

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$22 general admission, $17 students (with ID)

This event is all ages

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

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PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenón
PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenón
The PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries and Miguel Zenón In world premiere performances of new works by Ries and Zenón

The PRISM Quartet presents Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking three-concert series at World Cafe Live featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón.

Since the saxophone's invention by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1840, it has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences worldwide. Heritage/Evolution charts 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. Join us for an unprecedented saxophone summit as PRISM, a “bold ensemble that set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets” (The New York Times) partners with six master artists who defy convention.

Please check philly.worldcafelive.com for information on Heritage/Evolution 1: PRISM with Steve Lehman and Rudresh Mahanthappa on April 11, and Heritage/Evolution 3: PRISM with Dave Liebman and Greg Osby on June 11.

For Subscriptions and additional information contact: www.prismquartet.com, info@prismquartet.com
Subscriptions Pricing: all three concerts (April 11, May 8, June 11): $57 general admission, $42 students (with ID)
Processing fee included

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón is widely considered one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation. He studied classical saxophone in his native Puerto Rico before developing a unique voice as a composer/conceptualist whose work blends Latin American folkloric music and jazz. A founding member of the acclaimed SF JAZZ Collective, he has released six recordings as a leader including the Grammy nominated Alma Adentro (2011).

Hailed by The New York Times as “a singular talent, a player’s player,” Tim Ries is a versatile and thoughtful saxophonist and composer whose collaborators have included Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Al Foster, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Red Garland, Badal Roy, Maria Schneider, Chris Potter, Donald Byrd, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Sheryl Crow. A former member of PRISM (1993–2001), he has released eight recordings as a leader, and currently tours with the Rolling Stones.

Intriguing programs of great beauty and breadth have distinguished the PRISM Quartet as one of America's foremost chamber ensembles. Two-time winners of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, PRISM has been presented by Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and as soloists with the Detroit Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. Champions of new music, PRISM has commissioned over 150 works, many by internationally celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning composers. PRISM’s discography includes eleven recordings for the Albany, Innova, Koch, Naxos, New Dynamic, and New Focus labels. PRISM may also be heard on the soundtrack of the film “Two Plus One” and has been featured in the theme music to the weekly PBS news magazine "NOW." PRISM performs exclusively on Selmer saxophones and mouthpieces.

Concerts are supplemented by free residency programs for the benefit of music students and professional artists. For complete information on the concert series and residency, please visit www.prismquartet.com.

Heritage/Evolution is dedicated to the memory or Michael Whitcombe (1962-2013), PRISM’s founding alto saxophonist whose artistry and vision shaped the quartet for over 20 years. We cherish our memories of Michael, and the bonds that were borne out of our musical collaborations. -PRISM Quartet

Heritage/Evolution has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, The Presser Foundation, and Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/