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Date: June 26, 2015

Time: 9:30 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: SFJAZZ Center

Presenter: Kronos Performing Arts Association



KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival

Happy 80th Birthday Terry—After Party!

Celebrate Terry Riley’s 80th birthday immediately following the opening night performance!  Proceeds benefit the Kronos Education and Community Program, which provides outreach and residency activities for a wide range of participants in conjunction with Kronos performances at home in the Bay Area and around the world. Rub elbows with Riley, members of Kronos, and friends, all while supporting the next generation’s access to transformative musical experiences.

With the Terry Riley Festival, Kronos celebrates its long and fruitful artistic relationship with Terry Riley on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Riley and Kronos met more than 35 years ago, and since then, the quartet has commissioned 27 works from him, more than from any other composer in the group’s history. The festival, the first project in the new KRONOS PRESENTS series, features some of Riley’s most significant and rarely-performed works, plus several world premieres composed in his honor, with special guest performers including Wu Man, Zakir Hussain, and Riley’s son Gyan—and of course, some birthday surprises, too.

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.

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