Monday June 5th, 7p.m
The World is our OysterTravel around the world with us! We will explore sounds from Argentina, England, France, and Russia all in one evening,with a short stop back home in the States. This years festival celebrates female composers and composers of color. Rebecca Clark is first in line with her trio "Dumka" that brings Slavic melancholic flavors, and African-American composer George Walker brings us soothing sounds that reminds of Samuel Barbers Adagio for strings. Woodwinds end the evening with bravura in music by Glinka and Saiint-Saens!
THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH, 7P.M
Top BRASSOur brightly shining brass faculty will serve up a polished mix of music that will be sure to impress. Francis Poulenc stays true to his style of rapid changes from lyrical to quite silly in his sonata for three brass instruments, and Ewazen brings unabashed American romanticism in a piece that quickly becomes everyone's favorite. Samuel Coleridge Taylor, a romantic-era Afro-European composer, creates a fantastic soundscape with woodwinds and strings in his Nonet from 1894.
- Poulenc-Sonata for horn, Trumpet, and, Trombone
- Ewazen- Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano
- Taylor- Noney in F minor, Opus 2
FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH, 7P.M
RAFF-RIFFS AND OTHER TUNES
- German composers abound in this evening's lineup. Blacher's Divertimento for trumpet, trombone and piano is a 7 mini-movement work full of surpirses. True to PRIZM's style of learning by-doing, students and faculty play side-by-side in movements from Mendelssohn's octet and Raff's Sinfonietta. Student groups also perform in one of their festival groups, showing off what they have learned during the week. It promises to be an unforgettable evening.
- Mendelssohn-Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, mvt. I
- Raff-Sinfonietta, Op. 188, mvt. IV
- Students Group 1
SaturDAY, jUNE 10TH , 1P.M.
Saturday, June 17th, 1p.m
Music For Dummies
What have you always wondered about classical music but been too afraid to ask? Now you can get answers – and most definitely some laughs as well. Faculty will amuse and entertain in this lighthearted and fun performance. Festival participants will perform in their second ensembles. Who knew chamber music could be so much fun?
Student Group 2- Music for Dummies BUY TICKETS
Saturday, JUNE 10, 7P.M.
SWEDISH BEAUTIES AND CZECH BEASTS
The grand finale begins with our talented festival participants showcasing their new skills, followed by Lans-Erik Larsson's exciting Concertino featuring Metropolitian Opera Orchestra acting principal trombonist Weston Sprott. Swedish Native Larsson wrote a Concertino for all the orchestral instruments, but the one for the trombone became the most poplar- for obvious reasons! PRIZM Festival Orchestra gives you a taste of Dvorak's grandiose New World Symphony, and shows us all how beautiful the world can be when we come together in peace and harmony.
- Student Group 3
- Larsson- Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra
- Dvorak-New World Symphony mov 4.
- Please join us for a dessert reception after the concert.
MONDAY JUNE 12,7P.M
BLACK DIAMONDS AND REDRUBISPHERES
Tonight is the debut of PRIZM's partnership with First Baptist Church-Broad, and we are performing for the first time in FBC's spacious sanctuary. We'll continue our focus on woman composers and composers of color, featuring rhythmic and virtous music by Valerie Coleman, flutist of the Imani Winds, and William Grant Still, an important and early African American composer. Ewazen's pastorale paints a picture of sunrise over morning-dewy fields, and Poulenc's trio lets the oboe and bassoon merge in languid melodies and sparkly flurries.
- Poulenc-Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
- Ewazen-Pastorale for Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, and Piano
- Still-Danzas de Panama