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

Oct 28, 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Venue: The Fitzgerald Theater

Presenter: Walker Art Center, co-presented by Minnesota Public Radio

Apr 8, 2021
Seattle, Washington

Venue: The Moore Theatre

Presenter: STG Presents

Oct 28
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Venue: The Fitzgerald Theater

Presenter: Walker Art Center, co-presented by Minnesota Public Radio

The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio present “Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley” at the Fitzgerald Theater

35th ANNIVERSARY

Cadenza on the Night Plain

Currently out of print, this was Kronos’ first recorded collaboration with California-based composer Terry Riley. It included four works: “Mythic Birds Waltz;” “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” which has since been re-recorded for the 2015 compilation Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley; and “G Song” and “Cadenza on the Night Plain,” which were re-recorded for the 1998 collection 25 Years and re-released on Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector.

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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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John Lewis, The Guardian

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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