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

Feb 28, 2020
San Jose, California

Venue: The Harker School

Presenter: Harker Concert Series

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

Feb 28
San Jose, California

Venue: The Harker School

Presenter: Harker Concert Series

Concert at The Harker School’s Rothschild Performing Arts Center as part of the Harker Concert Series

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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“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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Sun Rings wins Grammy Award

Sun Rings wins Grammy

Sun Rings, Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley’s 2019 Nonesuch Records album, won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical.

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