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11 February 2006

Kronos Quartet Concert

I am pasting an announcement about a concert by my favorite modern "classical quartet." I am still debating to go -- or not, but wanted to pass on the word.

"Info: Feb 18 • Sat • 7:30pm • Orvis Auditorium • $30 general admission, $18 students and Honolulu Symphony musicians • Purchase tickets from any UH ticket outlet, order online at www.etickethawaii.com, or charge-by-phone, (808) 944-2697. ...

The Honolulu Chamber Music Series presents the fourth concert of its 2005-2006 season. The Kronos Quartet includes David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Jeffrey Ziegler (cello)

For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet 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 ensembles 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."

2 Comment(s):

  • I enjoyed the Kronos Quartet on the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack, but that is all I know of their music. It gets kind of repetitive and trance-like though. You have to be in a certain mood for that one.

    I'm debating about whether to go to the Elvis Costello concert, which will be part of the Honolulu Symphony Pops series. I'm not normally a big fan of classical/ chamber music, but I do like Elvis Costello...


    Before tackling such fun (Elvis & Bono within a week of each other!), I must get through orals first. Sigh.

    By Blogger Marie, at Saturday, February 11, 2006 5:06:00 PM  

  • I never saw that film, but Kronos did an excellent soundtrack for an excellent film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters which IMDB shows is still banned in Japan.

    Enjoy Elvis Costello and U2.

    By Blogger Dr. Drew, at Sunday, February 12, 2006 2:25:00 AM  

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