"Kronos proved that the string quartet, long the most self-consciously “classical” of classical ensembles, could become a kind of all-terrain vehicle in contemporary culture." The New Yorker
San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2015
For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 50 recordings, collaborating with many of the world’s most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning more than 850 works and arrangements for string quartet.
A Grammy winner, Kronos is also the only recipient of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize. With a staff of ten, the non-profit Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home-season performances, and education programs.
WHAT: A unique, brilliant and contemporary string quartet experience.
TICKETS: $10 - $40 with VIP, Reserved & General Admission choices
WHEN: Sun. Mar. 22 @ 5:00 ~ Doors @ 4:30.
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, 1/2 mile E off 101
PARKING: Ample free parking.
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello
"I've always wanted the string quartet to be vital, and energetic, and alive, and cool, and not afraid to kick ass and be absolutely beautiful and ugly if it has to be. But it has to be expressive of life. To tell the story with grace and humor and depth. And to tell the whole story, if possible."
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. For CLOSE TO 25 years they have spread the power of music, voice, humor, taste, culture, movement and words throughout the community by presenting classical music, comedy, musical concerts, jazz, theater and performance in the grand Hoytt Theater, lectures. chats and demonstrations in the Kurland lounge and great world music & dancing for all ages outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field. All are welcome; no membership is required to attend.
The Center is a long-standing Marin non- profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101.
Kanbar Center Upcoming Events:
4/23/15 - Joshua Nelson and the Kosher Gospel Choir
5/9/15 - An Evening with PAULA POUNDSTONE
5/30/15 - Marin Alfresco
5/31/15 - New Century Chamber Orchestra