Kronos Quartet: Sun Rings

Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall

10/11/2019, 2:00 pm - TO 10/11/2019 - 4:00 pm

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“Art and science have enjoyed a triumphant meeting… Terry Riley’s empyrean masterpiece for the Kronos Quartet, chorus, electronic sounds from outer space, and lavish visual projections provides music of supreme beauty and spiritual impact.” – Los Angeles Times

In a rare Canadian appearance, one of North America’s most acclaimed string quartets presents their multi-disciplinary masterpiece. Sun Rings draws from sounds and images from space recorded by NASA and music for string quartet and chorus composed by Terry Riley.

Performances will include the participation of McMaster University and Women’s Choirs.

For 45 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet and its nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association have reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, over 60 recordings, collaborations with composers and performers from around the globe, more than 1,000 commissioned works, and education programs for emerging musicians.

Critical Culture series. Presented by The Socrates Project, the School of the Arts, and Faculty of Science.

Limited seating. General admission: $15 | Students: $5
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