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Date: June 28, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: SFJAZZ Center

Presenter: Kronos Performing Arts Association



KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival

Salome Dances for Peace

The Terry Riley Festival concludes with a rare treat—Riley’s epic string quartet, Salome Dances for Peace, performed in its entirely by Kronos for the first time in 20 years. Commissioned by Kronos, the monumental two-hour work re-imagines the mythical figure of Salome as a sorceress dancing for world piece, and represents some of Riley’s most sophisticated, stylistically eclectic and expansive writing.

Kronos dedicates this performance of Salome Dances for Peace to the memory of Judithe Bizot. 


Terry Riley / Salome Dances for Peace (1985–86) *

  I. Anthem of the Great Spirit
   The Summons
   Peace Dance
   Fanfare in the Minimal Kingdom
   Ceremonial Night Race
   At the Ancient Aztec Corn Races Salome Meets Wild Talker
   More Ceremonial Races
   Oldtimers at the Races
   Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight

  II. Conquest of the War Demons
   Way of the Warrior
   Salome and Half Wolf Descend Through the Gates to the Underworld
   Breakthrough to the Realm of the War Demons
   Combat Dance
   Victory: Salome Re-enacts for Half Wolf Her Deeds of Valor
   Discovery of Peace
   The Underworld Arising


  III. The Gift
   Echoes of Primordial Time
   Mongolian Winds

  IV. The Ecstasy
   Seduction of the Bear Father
   The Gathering
   At the Summit

  V. Good Medicine
   Good Medicine Dance

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.

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

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