Critically acclaimed Kronos Quartet to perform in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Feb. 25
Critically acclaimed Kronos Quartet to perform in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Feb. 25February 21, 2003Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet will perform a concert in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Feb. 25. at 8 p.m. The concert is co-presented by the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music/College of Visual and Performing Art, SU Arts Adventure and the Society for New Music. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and free for SU students with a valid ID. Tickets will be available at the door.
Synonymous with musical innovation, the Kronos Quartet is known for its unique artistic vision and fearless dedication to experimentation. Since its inception in 1973, Kronos has assembled a body of work for strings unparalleled in its range and scope of expression. In the process, the quartet has captured the attention of audiences worldwide.
Kronos has been commissioning new work since its earliest days, and more than 450 pieces have been written or arranged for the group. The quartet’s extensive repertoire includes Alban Berg, Alfred Schnittke, George Crumb, Sofia Gubaidulina and Morton Feldman, as well as Hildegard von Bingen, Charles Mingus, Astor Piazzolla, Harry Partch and Carlos Paredes. Kronos has collaborated with countless artists, including Dawn Upshaw, Foday Musa Suso, Wu Man, Allen Ginsberg and Don Walser, among others.
The quartet performs annually worldwide, with concerts in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, South America, Russia, Asia and Australia. Recent tours have included appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, Moscow’s Conservatory of Music, the Prague Spring International Music Festival and the Sydney Opera House.
Kronos has won numerous awards, including three Edison Prizes (the Netherlands), Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Germany), Rolf Schock Prize in Music (Sweden), eight ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming (United States) and the Australian Broadcasting Company Classic FM Best International Recording of the Year (Australia).
Kronos records exclusively for Nonesuch Records, and the group’s recorded performances have been heard throughout the world on radio and television, in films and in live dance and theater performances. The group’s recordings have received several Grammy nominations and their recording “Different Trains” (1989) received a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Composition.