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Preparing to Hear Masterworks: Kronos Quartet

January 16-30
Thursdays 1:15-3:15 pm
Kronos Quartet

The Hopkins Center’s 2019-20 performing-arts season features great works of music performed by internationally renowned artists. These 3- and 4-week mini-classes will build foundations with which listeners may more acutely savor the music performed at each of four Spaulding Auditorium concerts. Through a consideration of cultural and historical contexts, some score perusal, and careful listening, our understanding and appreciation of this music will grow and deepen.

Kronos Quartet (January 23)

Since its founding in 1973, the Kronos Quartet has transformed the string-quartet genre through its collaborations with diverse composers representing a breathtakingly wide range of international musical styles.  They have performed with a gifted Inuit singer, have produced an entire album of newly commissioned works by African composers, have commissioned arrangements of Jimi Hendrix songs, and have cultivated productive working relationships with numerous leading American composers.  One of those composers, Terry Riley, has created over 20 works for the Quartet; Riley joins the ensemble for this concert in what amounts to a celebration of a decades-long working relationship.

Ages: Adults
Length: 3 weeks, 2 hour classes
Cost: $75 (No cost to UVMC individual lesson students enrolled in full 16-week term)
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Faculty: Mark Nelson