“Art and science have enjoyed a triumphant meeting… Terry Riley’s empyrean masterpiece for the Kronos Quartet, chorus, electronic sounds from outer space, and lavish visual projections provides music of supreme beauty and spiritual impact.” – Los Angeles Times
One of North America’s most acclaimed string quartets presents their multi-disciplinary masterpiece. Sun Rings draws from sounds and images from space recorded by NASA and music for string quartet and chorus composed by Terry Riley.
Performances will include the participation of McMaster University and Women’s Choirs.
For 45 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet and its nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association have reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, over 60 recordings, collaborations with composers and performers from around the globe, more than 1,000 commissioned works, and education programs for emerging musicians.
In partnership with the School of the Arts and Faculty of Science
*Pre-show talk on November 9 only*
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
At LRW B1007** (basement of L.R. Wilson Hall).
Admission is free and no registration is needed for this pre-show talk. You must purchase tickets separately to see Kronos Quartet perform.
**After getting out of the elevators in the basement, turn right and head all the way to the end of the hallway. LRW B1007 will be located on your right.
Journey to the Outer Solar System Presented by the Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University
Inspired by Kronos Quartet’s performance of Sun Rings, composed by Terry Riley, we will explore the outer Solar System through the discoveries of NASA missions. This will be a presentation that is rich in images, starting from the Galileo, Pioneer, and Voyager missions, moving on to the incredible scenes recently captured by the Cassini, Juno, and New Horizons missions.