PRISM Quartet's Center-funded project Color Theory will commission new works by Guggenheim Fellow Steven Mackey and Berlin prize recipient Ken Ueno, which will pair the saxophone with a wide range of percussion instruments, in order to investigate the concept of "musical color." Included in the project is a series of performances, lectures, and workshops that investigate the concept of "musical color."
Color Theory: Family Drumming Workshop
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
Join members of the Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion in an after-school program that will teach students to play percussion instruments.
Color Theory: Harry Partch Lecture and Instrument Making Workshop
June 8Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
Charles Corey will lead a lecture surveying American composer and music theorist Harry Partch's compositions, theories, and inventions, followed by a workshop in which participants can create their own instruments.