KRONOS PRESENTS: Kronos, Terry & Friends

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KRONOS PRESENTS: Kronos, Terry & Friends

June 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Center | Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, California

With Terry Riley, Drew Cameron, The Living Earth Show, Kala Ramnath, Gyan Riley, and Volti.

For night two of the festival, Kronos, Terry & Friends, composer and quartet are joined by a cast of guest performers for an evening of new works, birthday tributes and Riley classics.  Six composers—Jherek Bischoff, Caleb Burhans, Joan Jeanrenaud, Maggi Payne, Greg Saunier and Aleksandra Vrebalov—offer Riley the birthday gift of a new piece of music, with “Minutes” for Terry, and the Bay Area new music ensemble The Living Earth Show joins Kronos for a new piece inspired by Riley’s radiantly layered A Rainbow in Curved Air.

Riley’s son, Gyan Riley, composes a new work, the last pancake, with father and son joining the quartet for its world premiere on keyboards and guitar, respectively. Terry Riley offers the San Francisco premiere of a recent work, Crazy World, and also performs with acclaimed poet Michael McClure, from their collaboration I Like Your Eyes, Liberty, and with virtuoso classical Indian violinist Kala Ramnath for his improvisational work,Turning. Drew Cameron joins Kronos for excerpts of Riley’s The Gift, and vocal ensemble Volti joins Kronos for Earth Whistlers from Sun Rings.

Program:

Terry Riley / The Gift (excerpts) *
   with special guest Drew Cameron
Terry Riley / Earth Whistlers from Sun Rings *
   with special guest Volti
Various / “Minutes” for Terry *  World Premiere
    Jherek Bischoff /  Vitality
    Caleb Burhans / Where the Wind Blows
    Joan Jeanrenaud / 1/86,400 of a mean solar day
    Maggi Payne / Shimmering
    Greg Saunier / Low Res Life Twinkle in Forced Perspective
    Aleksandra Vrebalov / Cosmic Love
Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) *
Terry Riley (Reimagined and interpreted by The Living Earth Show, Dan Becker, Danny Clay) / A Rainbow in Curved Air + World Premiere
   with special guest The Living Earth Show

   Travis Andrews, guitar, and Andy Meyerson, percussion

INTERMISSION

Terry Riley and Michael McClure / I Like Your Eyes, Liberty
   
with special guests Terry Riley, piano and Michael McClure, poetry
Terry Riley / Turning
   
with special guests Terry Riley, piano and Gyan Riley, guitar and Kala Ramnath, violin
Terry Riley / Crazy World San Francisco Premiere

   with special guests Terry Riley, voice and Gyan Riley, guitar
Gyan Riley / the first pancake World Premiere

   1. Butter ’n’ Syrup
   2. Funky Texture and the Floury Lumps
   3. Full Stack of Injera: The Savory Shuffle
   with special guests Terry Riley, keyboards, and Gyan Riley, guitar

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated: 06/04/2015
* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos

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. KRONOS PRESENTS is a program of the Kronos Performing Arts Association.

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Location

SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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