Kronos Presents: Terry Riley Festival – Happy 80th Birthday Terry! featuring Kronos Quartet, Wu Man, Zakir Hussain
Date(s) - 06/26/2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
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- Friday, June 26 | 7:30pm – Happy 80th Birthday Terry!
- Friday, June 26 | 9:30pm – Happy 80th Birthday Terry—After Party!
- Saturday, June 27 | 7:30pm – Kronos, Terry & Friends
- Sunday, June 28 | 7:00pm – Salome Dances for Peace
With this festival, Kronos celebrates its long and fruitful artistic relationship with Terry Riley on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Riley and the quartet met more than 35 years ago, and since then, Kronos has commissioned 27 works from him, more than from any other composer in the organization’s history. The festival, the first project in the new Kronos Presents series, features some of Riley’s most significant and rarely-performed works, plus several world premieres composed in his honor, with special guest performers including Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, and Riley’s son Gyan—and of course, some birthday surprises, too.
Admission Free Events
- Saturday, June 27 | 4:00pm – Terry Riley and David Harrington in Conversation
- Saturday, June 27 | 5:00pm – ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
Kronos Presents: Terry Riley Festival is made possible by generous support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation.
Kronos Presents: Terry Riley Festival is the inaugural program of Kronos Presents, a new initiative that will showcase the organization’s expansive curatorial vision, far-ranging musical collaborators and broad musical aesthetics, through an annual festival and other events. Kronos Presents is a program of the Kronos Performing Arts Association.