A Prism Concert, named for the prism which reveals the varied colors of light, presents the many facets of musical experience in as pure a form as possible, without applause, gaps between performances, and visual distraction. Try a fast paced Prism Concert.
A narrative of a prism concert: Promptly at the listed time, the concert hall doors close and the auditorium totally darkens. A moment later a spotlight illuminates a pianist who at that instant begins a Bach toccata. As the last chord sounds and the spotlight fades, the opening notes of a choral number ring out; a change in lighting now reveals a group standing on risers in a front corner of the auditorium.
And the program continues until the audience has heard the orchestra playing from the pit, a guitarist seated on a platform in the middle of the auditorium, a singer on an elevated area in the back corner of the stage, a brass group, and the band on center stage - all in immediate succession and lighted appropriately.
The audience, which has been quiet throughout the performance, responds enthusiastically as the band finishes its number and the house lights come up. The reaction to this collage of music is clear as applause ends in a standing ovation.
This concert will be performed in the Dassance Fine Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $12, non-CF students $6 and free for CF students/faculty and staff with valid ID. NOTE: Please call 352-873-5810 for student/faculty and staff tickets.