Prism Quartet

Intriguing programs of great beauty and breadth have distinguished the Prism Quartet as one of America’s foremost chamber ensembles. "A bold ensemble that set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets" (The New York Times), Prism has been presented by in Carnegie Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and toured throughout Latin America, China, and Russia under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency and USArtists International. Prism has also been presented to critical acclaim as soloists with the Detroit Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, and conducted residencies at the nation’s leading conservatories, including the Curtis Institute and the Oberlin Conservatory. Two-time recipients of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Prism has commissioned over 250 works, many by internationally celebrated composers, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Julia Wolfe, William Bolcom, Jennifer Higdon, Zhou Long, and Bernard Rands, and MacArthur “Genius” Award recipients Bright Sheng and Miguel Zenón. Prism's discography includes releases on Albany, ECM, innova, Koch, Naxos, New Dynamic, New Focus, and its own newly launched label, XAS Records. In 2016, PRISM was named by the University of Michigan, as the first recipient of the Kendall Award in recognition of its work in "collaboration, entrepreneurship, and community engagement".

Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone
Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone
Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone
Zachary Shemon, baritone saxophone


  • Jul 11 2018

    Prism Quartet


    Roshanne Etezady (1973): Keen
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Schumann Bouquet - Lieber Mai, Knecht Ruprecht , Sheherazade, Ländler,  Sehr langsam, Lied italienischer Marinari
    Elizabeth Hoffman (1961): parcels of clarity (European premiere)

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