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    Kronos Quartet Named Carnegie Hall Perspectives Artist for 2009/10
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    Kronos Quartet has been named the sole Perspectives artist in Carnegie Hall 2009/10 concert season. Perspectives: Kronos Quartet will feature five concerts in Carnegie's Zankel Hall over the course of the season, with a performance of Tan Dun's Ghost Opera, with pipa virtuoso Wu Man, paired with the world premiere of Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home, this November 3, and four concerts in March 2010. In addition, the Quartet will lead a Professional Training Workshop through Carnegie's education department, The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, offering professional young artists an intensive training session with the group.

    The March concerts begin on the 11th with an all-Terry Riley concert, celebrating the Quartet's 30th anniversary of collaboration with the composer, and featuring the New York premiere of Riley's Transylvanian Horn Courtship. The next night, March 12, Kronos will be joined by special guest artists Margaret Leng Tan and Victor Gama. On March 13, Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq and others join Kronos for an evening of music from the Far North. And finally, on the 14th, Kronos performs a program of music that channels the spiritual, featuring the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, from Afghanistan, as well as artists from Afghanistan and Korea.

    For more information, visit carnegiehall.org.

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    Also recently announced for the 2009/10 season is Kronos Quartet's participation in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's West Coast: Left Coast festival, curated by the Philharmonic's new Creative Director, John Adams. Kronos has been named the festival's ensemble-in-residency and will preview this exploration of the Californian music on November 21, along with special guests Matmos and Terry Riley.

    On December 1, Kronos and Adams join forces with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group to perform works by Ingram Marshall, Harry Partch, and Frank Zappa. Kronos returns December 3 and 4, joining the orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin, for the world premiere of a new LA Phil commission by Thomas Newman.

    For more information, visit laphil.com.

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    Kronos has added two new events this season as well. The Quartet will play both nights of the annual MusicNOW festival, March 11-12, at the Cincinnati's Memorial Hall. The first night's concert will include the premiere of a new piece commissioned for the festival by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, along with works by J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus), Glenn Branca, and Michael Gordon. On the 12th—a night at which label mate Toumani Diabaté will play as well—Kronos will explore music from around the world, including Africa, Mexico, India, Greece, and the Middle East. For festival information, visit musicnowfestival.org.

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Kronos Quartet has been named the sole Perspectives artist in Carnegie Hall 2009/10 concert season. Perspectives: Kronos Quartet will feature five concerts over the course of the season, and the Quartet will lead a Professional Training Workshop through The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. Kronos has also been made the ensemble-in-residency for next season's West Coast: Left Coast festival at Disney Hall, curated by John Adams as the LA Philharmonic's first creative director. This season, Kronos has been added to the roster for the MusicNOW festival, premiering a piece by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

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Kronos Quartet has been named the sole Perspectives artist in Carnegie Hall 2009/10 concert season. Perspectives: Kronos Quartet will feature five concerts in Carnegie's Zankel Hall over the course of the season, with a performance of Tan Dun's Ghost Opera, with pipa virtuoso Wu Man, paired with the world premiere of Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home, this November 3, and four concerts in March 2010. In addition, the Quartet will lead a Professional Training Workshop through Carnegie's education department, The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, offering professional young artists an intensive training session with the group.

The March concerts begin on the 11th with an all-Terry Riley concert, celebrating the Quartet's 30th anniversary of collaboration with the composer, and featuring the New York premiere of Riley's Transylvanian Horn Courtship. The next night, March 12, Kronos will be joined by special guest artists Margaret Leng Tan and Victor Gama. On March 13, Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq and others join Kronos for an evening of music from the Far North. And finally, on the 14th, Kronos performs a program of music that channels the spiritual, featuring the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, from Afghanistan, as well as artists from Afghanistan and Korea.

For more information, visit carnegiehall.org.

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Also recently announced for the 2009/10 season is Kronos Quartet's participation in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's West Coast: Left Coast festival, curated by the Philharmonic's new Creative Director, John Adams. Kronos has been named the festival's ensemble-in-residency and will preview this exploration of the Californian music on November 21, along with special guests Matmos and Terry Riley.

On December 1, Kronos and Adams join forces with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group to perform works by Ingram Marshall, Harry Partch, and Frank Zappa. Kronos returns December 3 and 4, joining the orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin, for the world premiere of a new LA Phil commission by Thomas Newman.

For more information, visit laphil.com.

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Kronos has added two new events this season as well. The Quartet will play both nights of the annual MusicNOW festival, March 11-12, at the Cincinnati's Memorial Hall. The first night's concert will include the premiere of a new piece commissioned for the festival by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, along with works by J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus), Glenn Branca, and Michael Gordon. On the 12th—a night at which label mate Toumani Diabaté will play as well—Kronos will explore music from around the world, including Africa, Mexico, India, Greece, and the Middle East. For festival information, visit musicnowfestival.org.

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