Ben Hjertmann’s Prize piece saxophone quartet, Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar, received its first premiere on January 16, 2016 during the US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. It was performed by the Zzyzx Quartet. The PRISM Saxophone Quartet premiered the piece at the University of Pennsylvania’s Rose Recital Hall on March 19, 2016.
Other 2016 performances include (performers shown in parentheses):
January 28: (Zzyzx) Lyceum Concert Series at Baylor University; Wacco, Texas
March 12: (Zzyzx) North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference; Texas Tech University; Lubbock, Texas
March 19: (PRISM premiere) Rose Recital Hall of the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 20: (PRISM) Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City
March 26: (PRISM) Northside Community Church; Ann Arbor, Michigan