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Conductor & Composer: Orpheus (US premiere) with prismatx ensemble and Density512

prismatx ensemble is a young contemporary chamber ensemble with a mission of pairing visual art with contemporary music.  We have been an active ensemble in the Austin, Texas area since summer 2016, and have collaborated with several brilliant artists and musicians on our concerts throughout the past few years.  In our inaugural year, we won the Richard A. Rainwater grant that helped to sponsor our concert of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire paired with digital media artist, Rachel Stuckey.  We have additionally collaborated with composers Samuel Lipman and Andrew Sigler, artists Alison Pilon and Rick Reed, and choreographer Dorothy O'Shea Overbey, to name a few.

Many of us in the ensemble have graduated or will be graduating from The University of Texas at Austin.  We all love the Austin music scene, and believe that our ensemble helps to shape the creativity of such a vibrant community of people.

Evan Lawson (composer of Orpheus and artistic director of Forest Collective) and Sara Sasaki (artistic director of prismatx ensemble) met several years ago at soundSCAPE Music Festival in Italy.  They kept in touch over the years, and Evan had presented the idea of having a performance of his newest opera premiered in the United States.  Evan and Forest Collective are based in Melbourne, Australia, and Orpheus received outstanding reviews from press and the public that attended.

With the help of the Austin-based contemporary music collective Density512, we are so excited to be putting on a performance of this amazing work in the United States! 

June 5 and June 6

Austin, TX at Imagine Art, performed by prismatx ensemble, Density512 and led by Evan Lawson.

Evan’s appearance with prismatx ensemble is made possible with a grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.

To donate to help with funding this performance, go here.

Tickets $12 available from here.

Earlier Event: April 20
Eurydice and the Harrowing of Hell
Later Event: July 18
MSO Chorus: Persephone