http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-talks-la-times-wtc-911-kronos-quartet-others-discuss-reich-music-new-videos-2011-04-04April 04, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich Talks to LA Times About "WTC 9/11"; Kronos Quartet, Others Discuss Reich's Music in New Videos
Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 recently received its world premiere in a performance by Kronos Quartet, which will give the West Coast premiere this week in Irvine, California. The Los Angeles Times spoke with the composer about this "signature Reich piece" and with Kronos, "the pied pipers of innovative music," about the collaboration. Kronos will give the NY premiere later this month in an all-Reich program at Carnegie Hall. Kronos and other performers on the concert talk about performing Reich's music in new short videos you can watch here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Videokronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-give-world-premiere-steve-reich-wtc-911-duke-residency-culminating-concert-2011-03-18March 18, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet to Give World Premiere of Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11" at Duke Residency Culminating Concert
Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet are in the midst of their artist residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, which will culminate in the world premiere of Reich's latest work, WTC 9/11, on Saturday. Reich wrote the piece for Kronos, as he has his two previous quartets, which are also on Saturday's program. While Kronos may be a string quartet, "they are also like a rock group," Reich tells the Duke Chronicle, "and that’s an incredible accomplishment."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-to-hold-4-concert-residency-luminato-toronto-kd-lang-perform-free-concert-2011-03-01March 01, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet to Hold Four-Concert Residency at Luminato in Toronto; k.d. lang Also to Perform Free Concert
Kronos Quartet and k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will be among the artists performing at this summer's Luminato, the Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, this June. The Kronos Quartet Residency at Luminato will feature four concerts, including a free outdoor concert in Toronto's Metro Square, and initiatives with Luminato’s Education and Outreach programs. k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will also perform a free concert in Metro Square.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-performs-two-shows-walker-arts-center-everything-they-touch-seems-turn-gold-2011-02-04February 04, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet Performs Two Shows at the Walker Arts Center; "Everything They Touch Seems to Turn to Gold" (Winnipeg Free Press)
Kronos Quartet performs two concerts at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis this weekend, featuring works from their album Floodplain and Laurie Anderson's Grammy-nominated "Flow." "It's hard to hype the Kronos Quartet," says the Star Tribune. "The group ... really has transformed the face of chamber music; it still makes many younger rivals seem staid." The Winnipeg Free Press gives 4.5 stars to a recent concert by this "new music royalty," exclaiming: "Everything they touch seems to turn to gold."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/barbicans-classical-music-2011-12-season-kronos-quartet-residency-reich-75-glass-einstein-beach-2011-01-25January 25, 2011|0 commentsBarbican's Classical Music 2011–12 Season to Feature Kronos Quartet Residency, Reich at 75, Glass's "Einstein on the Beach"
The Barbican in London has announced its Classical Music 2011–12 season, which includes a Kronos Quartet residency with a program of American music and a special mediation on the anniversary of 9/11; two concerts from the LSO celebrating Steve Reich's 75th birthday; and the UK premiere of Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach in conjunction with the Cultural Olympiad's London 2012 Festival.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-to-be-featured-mini-festival-glasgows-concert-halls-may-2011-01-18January 18, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet, fresh off their multi-concert run at the Sydney Festival, is slated to be featured in a mini-festival of their own: Kronos in Glasgow. From May 12 through 15, Glasgow’s Concert Halls will welcome Kronos Quartet and some very special guest collaborators, hand-picked by Kronos, for a world exclusive international program of events across Glasgow, including the Scottish premiere of Steve Reich's new work WTC 9/11.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartets-david-harrington-remembers-henryk-gorecki-2010-11-12November 12, 2010|0 comments
"The three string quartets Henryk Górecki wrote for Kronos are a totally unique body of work," writes Kronos Quartet Artistic Director David Harrington of the composer, who passed away earlier today. "With Already it is Dusk, Quasi una fantasia, and ...songs are sung, Górecki extended a tradition that includes Bach and Beethoven, among many others." Read Harrington's personal remembrances here and see photos of Kronos and the composer.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Artist Essayskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/emmylou-harris-kronos-quartet-philip-glass-to-perform-at-the-2011-sydney-festival-2010-11-10November 10, 2010|0 comments
Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass will be among the diverse array of artists performing at the Sydney Festival in Australia this January. Harris will give three shows, including a free set at the Festival First Night, marking her first time performing in Australia in a decade. Kronos gives the Australian premiere of A Chinese Home, with pipa virtuoso Wu Man, and performs Glass's Dracula with the composer. Glass also offers an evening of his chamber music with cellist Wendy Sutter. The Black Keys will be in Australia for the Big Day Out tour plus several newly added side shows.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-launches-three-year-partnership-with-yerba-buena-center-for-the-arts-2010-10-28October 28, 2010|0 comments
Kronos Quartet launches a three-year partnership with San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with two nights of concerts at YBCA's Novellus Theater. The program includes George Crumb's Black Angels, Bob Ostertag's All the Rage, Ingram Marshall's Fog Tropes II, and new works by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Sahba Aminikia. "Kronos Quartet brings together an extraordinary legacy of evoking powerful expression with an unflagging commitment to supporting new artists and global perspectives," says YBCA curator Angela Mattox. "Tonight's program is emblematic of that commitment to support bold expression and profound human response."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-opens-stanford-lively-arts-season-with-awakening-a-meditation-on-9-11-2010-10-13October 13, 2010|0 comments
Kronos Quartet returns to the Bay Area to perform at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium tonight, following two sold-out shows at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge. The concert marks the Opening Night of the Stanford Lively Arts series. On the program, titled Awakening: A Meditation on 9/11, Kronos reflects on that fateful day in works from a dozen countries, joined on stage by the Cantabile Youth Singers.