Date: June 27, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
City: San Francisco, California
Venue: Joe Henderson Lab at the SFJAZZ Center
Presenter: Kronos Performing Arts Association
The following events are free and open to the public.
4:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Terry Riley and David Harrington in Conversation
Joe Henderson Lab
Join Terry Riley and David Harrington as they discuss three and a half decades of work together, which has resulted in more than two dozen pieces for Kronos.
5:00 – 5:40 P.M.
ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
Joe Henderson Lab
Terry Riley / Etude from the Old Country from Heaven Ladder, Book 5
commissioned by Sarah Cahill
Terry Riley (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi) / Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight *
Terry Riley (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi) / G Song *
Terry Riley / Praying Mantis Rag World Premiere
commissioned by ZOFO
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
* Original versions written for Kronos
With the Terry Riley Festival, Kronos celebrates its long and fruitful artistic relationship with Terry Riley on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Riley and Kronos met more than 35 years ago, and since then, the quartet has commissioned 27 works from him, more than from any other composer in the group’s history. The festival, the first project in the new KRONOS PRESENTS series, features some of Riley’s most significant and rarely-performed works, plus several world premieres composed in his honor, with special guest performers including Wu Man, Zakir Hussain, and Riley’s son Gyan—and of course, some birthday surprises, too.
KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is made possible by generous support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation.
KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is the inaugural program of KRONOS PRESENTS, a new initiative that will showcase the organization’s expansive curatorial vision, far-ranging musical collaborators and broad musical aesthetics, through an annual festival and other events.