One of the most celebrated and influential string quartets of our time

Mar 7, 2020
San Francisco, California - 6:00PM

Venue: ODC Theater

Presenter: The Living Earth Show & KRONOS PRESENTS

Mar 7, 2020
San Francisco, California - 8:30PM

Venue: ODC Theater

Presenter: The Living Earth Show & KRONOS PRESENTS

Mar 13, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Venue: Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University

Presenter: Washington Performing Arts

Mar 7
San Francisco, California - 6:00PM

Venue: ODC Theater

Presenter: The Living Earth Show & KRONOS PRESENTS

“Echoes” with Youth Speaks and The Living Earth Show at ODC Theater as part of T.L.E.S.tival

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Terry RIley: Sun RINgs

Sun Rings has received the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. It was engineered by Leslie Ann Jones; mixed by John Kilgore, Judith Sherman, and David Harrington; and mastered by Robert C. Ludwig. Released by Nonesuch Records in August, this is the first full recording of Terry Riley’s 2002 ten-movement suite for string quartet, chorus and pre-recorded spacescapes, here performed by Kronos with the vocal ensemble Volti.

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JOHN VON RHEIN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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“The Kronos Quartet’s new recording employs ‘space sounds’ recorded by NASA over the years, and these percussive clicks, drones and ghostly screeches are artfully integrated into the string arrangements. Where some composers tend to get doomy and dystopian when faced with such subject matter, Riley is appealingly childlike and positive, and his strident minimalism is complemented by the utopian harmonies of the Volti choir.”

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The Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to present a free library of 50 contemporary works designed to guide string quartets in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st century repertoire.

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