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October 05, 2010

Nine World Premieres in One Month!

Our fall season has begun! This month includes the unique opportunity to see three different signature Kronos programs in New York, Stanford, and San Francisco, so don't miss your chance!

On October 8 & 9 New Yorkers have the rare opportunity to hear Kronos in a club setting - we're taking the stage at (le) poisson rouge! We're presenting a pair of New York-centric programs, including 7 world premieres and 3 New York premieres. Among the world premieres: Exhalted by Michael Gordon, for Kronos and the Young People's Chorus of New York City (Oct 8) and Ur Song by Aleksandra Vrebalov for Kronos and soprano Judith Berkson (Oct 9). The programs also include the world premiere of an arrangement of Laurie Anderson's Flow (Oct 8), the New York premiere of Maria Schneider's String Quartet No. 1 (Oct 8), and works by Clint Mansell, JG Thirlwell, and Dan Visconti (all Oct 9.) The shows are nearly sold out, so make sure to buy tickets now.

We head back to California next to open Stanford Lively Arts' season on October 13 with Awakening: A Meditation on 9/11. Inspired by the anniversary of 9/11, the work draws on the world-spanning perspectives of composers such as Osvaldo Golijov (Argentina), Aulis Sallinen (Finland), and Terry Riley (USA), alongside traditional works from Iraq, Iran, and beyond. Watch David Harrington eloquently speak about the origins and process behind the program, and purchase tickets here.

Finally, on October 28 & 29 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Kronos Quartet present Kronos Quartet: Black Angels. Don't miss the chance to hear the work that inspired David Harrington to form the Kronos Quartet!  We've just begun a multi-year partnership with YBCA, where YBCA will be Kronos’ exclusive San Francisco home for concerts and experimentation for three seasons. The partnership launches with the San Francisco premiere of a new staging of George Crumb's Black Angels, the world premiere of String Quartet no. 3 (A Threnody for Those Who Remain), by 29-year-old Iranian composer/pianist Sahba Aminikia, a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Bob Ostertag’s All the Rage, a piece originally developed from a recording made during a gay rights riot in San Francisco in 1991. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

See a full list of our tour dates on our website. Learn more and purchase tickets: New York, Stanford, San Francisco.

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