All About Jazz Reviews “Forbidden Drive,” and PRISM Quartet With Joe Lovano At The Painted Bride


06.13.17

“For this reviewer, the highlight of the evening, however, was tenor saxophonist Matthew Levy‘s “Forbidden Drive.” Here was a composition perfectly suited and orchestrated for the PRISM group. Levy explained that the “Forbidden Drive” is a trail near Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Creek, in a secluded area of woods, where many locals relax on their days off. The […]

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Joe Lovano and PRISM Quartet Premiere “Forbidden Drive” June 3 and 4 in Philly and NYC


05.17.17

A special invitation to all of my New York City and Philadelphia friends to attend the world premiere of my just-completed composition, “Forbidden Drive,” featuring the incomparable Joe Lovano as tenor soloist with the PRISM Quartet. The program also features the premiere of Joe’s epic new work, “Super Sonix.” Plus the premiere of “Refraction” by […]

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Pew Fellows Friday: Q & A with Saxophonist and Composer Matthew Levy


05.01.17

Back in January, I did an interview with The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage after being honored with a 2016 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. We covered a lot of territory. Click here to read the original, and it’s posted below. —– Our “Fellows Friday” series focuses on the artistic lives of our Pew Fellows: their […]

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COLOR THEORY Drops April 14th


04.01.17

I’m super excited to share the PRISM Quartet’s new Color Theory album with the world. It’s the culmination of more than 3 years of hard work, from project concept to fundraising, concert production, studio sessions and post-production. It began with the simple idea of commissioning three of my favorite composers (Steve Mackey, Ken Ueno, and […]

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Paradigm Lost CD Release Concerts in NYC and Philly


03.31.17

The PRISM Quartet will be presenting a concert to celebrate the release of Paradigm Lost (XAS Records) on April 1st 7:30 PM at The National Opera Center in NYC, and April 2nd 3:00 PM at Settlement Music School (Queen St) in Philly. The program features music by Chen Yi, Lee Hyla, David Rakowski, Bernard Rands, Augusta Read […]

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Orchestra Engagements


01.02.17

I’m enjoying playing with some wonderful orchestras this season. In November, the PRISM Quartet joined the Taurida Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Golikov, at the The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where each quartet member played a solo concerto (mine was Villa Lobos’ Fantasia on tenor), followed by the entire group in William […]

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Germantown Poetry Project with Network for New Music


10.31.16

I’m happy to join Network for New Music this season for the Germantown Poetry Project. Participate in FREE workshops at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library starting October 4th with poets Trapeta Mayson and Frank Sherlock to create text for new works by  composers Eric Moe and Jay Fluellen that will be performed by soprano Maren Montalbano […]

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2016 Pew Fellowship


06.22.16

I’m deeply honored to be the recipient of a 2016 Pew Fellowship from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This recognition for my work as a composer, performing artist, curator, and producer is especially meaningful, as The Pew Center has supported some of the PRISM Quartet’s most ambitious projects, including Heritage/Evolution, Color Theory, and Breath […]

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