PRISM Quartet concert featuring Walden student Jane Lange

PRISM presents an enticing program of world premieres of new saxophone quartets by UPenn faculty members: Goddard Lieberson and Guggenhiem Fellow James Primosch; Pew and Guggenhiem Fellow Anna Weesner; and Jay Reise, whose work has been supported by the Fromm Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. The program also includes a new work by UPenn alumna Kyle Bartlett, of counter)induction fame; Ben Hjertmann, winner of the 2014 Barlow Prize; and Jane Lange, winner of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award.

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A Celebration of Walden featuring Miranda Cuckson

Save the Date!

Saturday, February 27, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Baltimore, Maryland

Please join us for a fundraising reception celebrating Walden's unique music education program and its supporters. Come for fun, food, drinks, and a performance by acclaimed violinist Miranda Cuckson!

"undeniable musicality...she plays with such beauty and assurance." (Allan Kozinn, New York Times)

"Violinist Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music." (Downbeat Magazine)

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Pianist Blair McMillen opens Walden School series

Summer music camps, combining focused isolation and self-contained richness, channel something of Henry David Thoreau’s joy in realizing that his Walden retreat “was as far off as many a region viewed nightly by astronomers . . . a withdrawn, but forever new and unprofaned, part of the universe.

Piano recital featuring Blair McMillen


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as well as George Crumb's epic Makrokosmos Vol II.

A concert of new music with Wet Ink Ensemble - updated date!

The 2015 Creative Musicians Retreat Ensemble-in-Residence in concert

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Program will include:

Martin Bresnick – Josephine the Singer
Sam Pluta – ATD V
Kate Soper – The Words Themselves Mean What They Say
Eric Wubbels – Katachi
Alex Mincek – Of Concentric Circles

Lecture/Demonstration by Martin Bresnick

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Piano recital featuring Teresa McCollough

The Music of Ecstasy:
Works for piano, and piano and electronics, based upon sacred texts and imagery by composers George Crumb, Scott Blasco, Olivier Messiaen and Martin Bresnick.

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PRISM Quartet concert featuring Walden alumni Solon Snider and Mark Macaluso

Wall to Wall World Premieres: PRISM Quartet, Inc. in partnership with the Curtis Institute of Music, PRISM presents an electrifying program of world premieres of new saxophone quartets by Walden alumni Solon Snider and Mark Macaluso, winners of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award; Bang on a Can composer and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Julia Wolfe; Grammy Award-winner Michael Daugherty; the Curtis Institute’s David Hertzberg; Princeton University’s Emma O’Halloran, Viet Cuong and Jonathan Russell; counter)induction’s Kyle Bartlett; and PRISM’s own Matthew Levy.

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An Afternoon with Cyrus Chestnut in Baltimore

Please join us for an afternoon fundraising reception and performance by renowned jazz pianist, Cyrus Chestnut, in support of The Walden School.

Mr. Chestnut has been called a "...highly intelligent improviser with one of the surest senses of swing in jazz" by The New York Times,and is an alumnus of The Walden School's Young Musicians Program.

For more information and to RSVP email or call 415-647-4810. Space is limited! Gifts may be made in person at the door or online at We hope to see you there!

Host Committee
Ellen & Ed Bernard
Seth Brenzel
Amy Bryan
Arno & Ruth Drucker
Jack & Lucy Henningfield
Howard & Marianne Katz
Logan Brenzel & Ernest Massiah
Gloria Mehiel
Laura Mehiel

Walden and BPYO

Walden alumnus Douglas Friedman was selected for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s Young Composers Initiative.