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We’re pleased to announce the full program of KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival, a three-day festival in honor of the 80th birthday of composer and longtime collaborator Terry Riley, which takes place June 26-28 at SFJAZZ Center. Special guests Michael McClure and Kala Ramnath have been added to the program, in additional to previously announced guests Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, Gyan Riley, and The Living Earth Show, as well as the premiere of a new work by Yoko Ono. Learn more and buy tickets now.Read More
“I’ll never forget the first rehearsal we had with Ornette Coleman in 1986. He had written a really cool piece for Joseph Celli and Kronos called In Honor of NASA and the Planetary Soloist and we were playing the ballad section. We played it as well together and as in tune as we possibly could. Ornette very calmly, gently and with absolute certainty said it needed to be more together. So we tried again. Again Ornette said it needed to be together. I said something like “I’m not sure we can play much more together” and then asked Ornette to demonstrate for us what he meant.Read More