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June 15, 2015

David Harrington Remembers Ornette Coleman

“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.

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June 11, 2015

Happy 80th Birthday Terry—After Party!

Celebrate Terry Riley’s 80th birthday immediately following the opening night performance of KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival on June 26! Proceeds benefit the Kronos Education and Community Program, which provides outreach and residency activities for a wide range of participants in the Bay Area and around the world. Learn more & buy tickets.

May 14, 2015

David Harrington Remembers Jack Body

We were saddened to learn that Jack Body - composer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, producer, and longtime Kronos collaborator - died last weekend. David Harrington shares fond memories of his friend and colleague, including recollections of their collaboration during Kronos’ first tour in New Zealand.

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May 11, 2015

New Album: “One Earth, One People, One Love”

In honor of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday, Nonesuch Records releases One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry Riley—a five-disc box set of his work composed for, and performed by Kronos Quartet—on June 23, 2015. Riley and Kronos met more than 35 years ago, and since then, the quartet has commissioned 27 works by him, more than by any other composer in the group’s history.

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May 04, 2015

Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 at San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco: there’s just a few tickets left for our Wednesday performance of Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The work for quartet with film features music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and film by Bill Morrison.

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Concert Schedule

Jun8San Francisco Listening PartyPresidio Officers' Club
Jun12Nicasio, CaliforniaRancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar
Jun23Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMuziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Jun25Amsterdam, The NetherlandsHet Concertgebouw
Jun28Krakow, PolandSynagoga Tempel
Jul2Bran, RomaniaBran Castle, Royal Park

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.

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