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Prism, one of UAlberta's most grand-scale concerts, is planned for October 23, 2014 in the Winspear centre.

One week until Prism, what will truly be a celebration of the wide spectrum of talent that is the Department of Music at the University of Alberta.

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Performers from all facets of the department are coming together October 23 for one unforgettable evening of music that will keep you turning your head and hearing music from all angles and perspectives. Faculty, students, alumni and staff are joining forces to create a dynamic evening that demonstrates our collective musical journey. There will be a palpable energy as the performers come in and out of silence in the acoustically brilliant Winspear concert hall.


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To create the unique Prism experience, we ask that you hold all applause between performances. The performers will be performing in various locations in the concert hall, and will begin and end with silence — allowing the energy of the audience to be sustained from one performance to the next through silence. We will welcome your applause at the end of each half of the concert, with appreciation!

We hope that you will experience something old, something new…something no one in the world has ever heard before, and especially something new to you! The talent of our faculty and students runs very deep, as you will hear in this vast array of performers. Prepare to be dazzled, and enjoy the ride!

Prism Co-Producers
Angela Schroeder and Allison Balcetis

Presenter: University of Alberta Department of Music
Event Title: Prism
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Winspear Centre
Tickets: $10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior at
Show time details: doors open 30 minutes before performance

For more information about Prism see

Allison Balcetis
Internationally recognized as an ambitious new-generation saxophonist, Allison Balcetis has studied and collaborated with artists from around the world. While earning her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Alberta under the direction of Dr. William Street, Allison produced her first solo recording, Zeniths and Nadirs. She also holds degrees from Bowling Green State University where she studied with Dr. John Sampen and is the first – and only – saxophonist to earn a joint degree from the Université de Bordeaux and the Conservatoire National de Région de Bordeaux where she studied with Marie-Bernadette Charrier. Since 2003 Allison has maintained an international performance career with concerts in Italy, France, Thailand, Slovenia, Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Since 2007 she has performed as a founding member of Anubis Quartet, a Chicago-based ensemble with more than 30 commissions and premieres of provocative new music. During her undergraduate degree, Allison won first place in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2005 and also won the University of Alberta Concerto Competition and the Edmonton Composers' Concert Society Concerto Competition, both in 2008. Amongst notable collaborations are composers Georges Aperghis, Marcos Balter, André Mestre, Colin Labadie, Thierry Alla, and Henri Pousseur. In Edmonton, Alberta Allison helps develop the new music community as past Executive Member and current Production Manager of New Music Edmonton, and board member of the Borealis Electro Acoustic Music Society. As a faculty member of the University of Alberta since 2009, Allison trains the next generation of thoughtful, artistic musicians.

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