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Date: June 26, 2015

Time: 7:30 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: SFJAZZ Center

Presenter: Kronos Performing Arts Association



KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival

Happy 80th Birthday Terry!

With Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, and other surprise guests.

Night one, Happy 80th Birthday Terry!, includes Riley’s first commission for Kronos, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector, plus a movement from Sun Rings, which was commissioned by NASA in 2002 and features the recorded voice of Alice Walker. Pipa virtuoso Wu Man joins the quartet to perform the first movement from Riley’s The Cusp of Magic, and Kronos premieres three works and arrangements composed in honor of the birthday festivities: Yoko Ono’s To Match the Sky, an arrangement of Pete Townshend’s Baba O’Riley, and Polish composer Aleksander Kościów’s Oberek for Terry Riley. Zakir Hussain provides a musical offering as well - Taal In T -  a solo tabla performance in Riley’s honor.

Video by Evan Neff  World Premiere
Terry Riley / The Cusp of Magic (first movement) *
   with special guest Wu Man, pipa
Zakir Hussain / Taal In T
   Solo piece by Zakir Hussain, tabla and tuned percussion
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings *
Aleksander Kościów / Oberek for Terry Riley * World Premiere
Pete Townshend (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Baba O’Riley + World Premiere
Yoko Ono / To Match the Sky World Premiere
   Birthday Performance Piece to Terry Riley

Terry Riley / Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector *
   with special guest Zakir Hussain
Terry Riley / Sunrise Jam World Premiere
    with special guests Albert Behar, Jherek Bischoff, George Brooks,
    David Coulter, Mark Grey, Anna Halprin, Zakir Hussain, Katrina Krimsky, Wu Man,
    Gyan Riley, Frédéric Rosselet, Greg Saunier, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ,
    Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alice Wingwall

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated: 06/04/2015
* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos

KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is made possible by generous support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation.

KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is the inaugural program of KRONOS PRESENTS, a new initiative that will showcase the organization’s expansive curatorial vision, far-ranging musical collaborators and broad musical aesthetics, through an annual festival and other events. KRONOS PRESENTS is a program of the Kronos Performing Arts Association.

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