Concert Info

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Date: January 23, 2003

Time: TBD

City: Houston, TX

Venue: Cullen Theater - Wortham Center

Presenter: Society for the Performing Arts

Program

Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, Violin
John Sherba, Violin
Hank Dutt, Viola
Jennifer Culp, Cello


Willie Williams, Visual Design
Larry Neff, Lighting Design
Mark Grey, Sound Design

Sun Rings (2002)
for string quartet, chorus, and pre-recorded spacescapes

1. Sun Rings Overture
2. Hero Danger
3. Beebopterismo
4. Planet Elf Sindoori
5. Earth Whistlers
6. Earth/Jupiter Kiss
7. The Electron Cyclotron Frequency Parlour
8. Prayer Central
9. Venus Upstream
10. One Earth One People One Love

Kronos Performing Arts Association, Production Management
Janet Cowperthwaite, Producer
Laird Rodet, Project Development
Don Gurnett, Project Advisor
David Dvorin, Recorded Sound Transformation
Mark Logue, Associate Video Director

Sun Rings runs approximately 85 minutes and will be performed without intermission.

Sun Rings was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by the NASA Art Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Multi-Arts Production Fund, Hancher Auditorium/University of Iowa, Society for the Performing Arts, Eclectic Orange Festival/Philharmonic Society of Orange County, SFJAZZ, Barbican, London, U.K., and University of Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin (with the support of the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts).  Additional contributions from Margaret Lyon, Greg G. Minshall, and David A. and Evelyne T. Lennette made this work possible.

Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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