On Wednesday, April 26th, 2016, the twelfth annual Prism concert will take place at the Ferrini Dramatics Center located in the high school. The concert will start promptly at 8:00 and should last around an hour.
Much like a prism breaks light into its component parts, tonight’s Prism concert breaks our instrumental music department into its varied components. The concept for Prism was started in 1975 at the Eastman School of Music as a way to showcase the talents of the individual rather than the entire group. It was also addressed the three issues usually associated with public concerts. To whit:
Concerts generally don’t show the individual’s talents.
Concerts can be too long.
The audience can be unintentionally rude by clapping in the wrong place.
Prism deals with all three by having mostly individuals or small groups perform; By keeping the entire concert held to no longer than 60 minutes; And by asking the audience to hold all applause until the very end.
You are cordially invited to attend. You will see the individual members of the high school performing arts community in a wonderfully intimate and enlightening setting.