Date: March 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
City: Long Beach, California
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Presenter: Carpenter Performing Arts Center - CSU Long Beach
Composed by Terry Riley
Willie Williams, Visual Design
Larry Neff, Lighting Design
Mark Grey, Sound Design
Brian Mohr, Audio Engineer
Sun Rings (2002)
for string quartet, chorus and pre-recorded spacescapes
1. Sun Rings Overture
2. Hero Danger
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
Sidney Chen, Artistic Administrator/Chorus Liaison
Sun Rings runs approximately one hour and thirty minutes with no 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., University of Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin (with the support of the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Additional contributions from Stephen K. Cassidy, Margaret Lyon, Greg G. Minshall, and David A. and Evelyne T. Lennette made this work possible.
The Kronos Quartet’s engagement is made possible in part by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation to support the Kronos Performing Arts Association’s California Performances and Residencies Initiative.
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.