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June 16, 2015

Terry Riley Festival: Full Program & Special Guests Announced

We’re pleased to announce the full program of KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival, a three-day festival in honor of the 80th birthday of composer and longtime collaborator Terry Riley, which takes place June 26-28 at SFJAZZ Center. Special guests Michael McClure and Kala Ramnath have been added to the program, in additional to previously announced guests Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, Gyan Riley, and The Living Earth Show, as well as the premiere of a new work by Yoko Ono. Learn more and buy tickets now.

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June 15, 2015

David Harrington Remembers Ornette Coleman

“I’ll never forget the first rehearsal we had with Ornette Coleman in 1986. He had written a really cool piece for Joseph Celli and Kronos called In Honor of NASA and the Planetary Soloist and we were playing the ballad section. We played it as well together and as in tune as we possibly could. Ornette very calmly, gently and with absolute certainty said it needed to be more together. So we tried again. Again Ornette said it needed to be together. I said something like “I’m not sure we can play much more together” and then asked Ornette to demonstrate for us what he meant.

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June 11, 2015

Happy 80th Birthday Terry—After Party!

Celebrate Terry Riley’s 80th birthday immediately following the opening night performance of KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival on June 26! Proceeds benefit the Kronos Education and Community Program, which provides outreach and residency activities for a wide range of participants in the Bay Area and around the world. Learn more & buy tickets.

May 14, 2015

David Harrington Remembers Jack Body

We were saddened to learn that Jack Body - composer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, producer, and longtime Kronos collaborator - died last weekend. David Harrington shares fond memories of his friend and colleague, including recollections of their collaboration during Kronos’ first tour in New Zealand.

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May 11, 2015

New Album: “One Earth, One People, One Love”

In honor of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday, Nonesuch Records releases One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry Riley—a five-disc box set of his work composed for, and performed by Kronos Quartet—on June 23, 2015. Riley and Kronos met more than 35 years ago, and since then, the quartet has commissioned 27 works by him, more than by any other composer in the group’s history.

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Concert Schedule

Jul6Stuttgart, GermanyTheaterhaus Stuttgart
Jul7Stuttgart, GermanyTheaterhaus Stuttgart
Jul11Montreux, SwitzerlandMontreux Jazz Club
Jul14Gümüslük, TurkeyAntik Taş Ocağı, Gümüslük
Jul17Bielefeld, GermanyDr. Oetker Welt - Betriebskantine
Jul18Bielefeld, GermanyDr. Oetker Welt - Betriebskantine

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.

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