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Art in the Redwoods Festival

Kronos Quartet

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Gualala Arts Center

Concert  at  6:00 p.m.
Doors open 5:00 p.m.

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A rare intimate engagement in the Coleman Auditorium. About 200 lucky guests will be
surrounded by hundreds of original works of fine art for an engagement not to be missed!

Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet
"probably the most famous 'new music' group in the world"
For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet - David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) - has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet.

In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 40 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning hundreds of works and arrangements for string quartet.

Kronos' work has also garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and "Musicians of the Year" (2003) from Musical America.


Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap +
Bryce Dessner / Aheym *
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Smyrneiko Minore +
Ramallah Underground (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Tashweesh *
Sigur Rós (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Flugufrelsarinn (The Fly Freer) +
Thomas Newman / NEW WORK +   World premiere #


Terry Riley / The Welcoming Baptism of Sweet Daisy Grace *   World premiere #
Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) *
Café Tacuba (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) / 12/12 *

Updated: 07/02/2009

* Written for Kronos
+ Arranged for Kronos
# Composers Thomas Newman and Terry Riley will attend the premiere performance of their works.

In addition to their concert on Saturday, August 15, Kronos Quartet will perform a special set at the
Art in the Redwoods Top Hat Dinner on Thursday, August 13, 2009.

Kronos Quartet

Art in the Redwoods Festival
August, 2009

Kronos Quartet at the Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009
Kronos Quartet

Thomas Newman and David Harrington, at the Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009
Thomas Newman and David Harrington

Kronos Quartet at the Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009
Jeff Zeigler with Terry Riley and Sweet Daisy Grace


For more information about the performers,
visit the Kronos Quartet website.

And if you enjoy the music of Kronos Quartet,
you might also enjoy Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series.

Chamber Music

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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