Kronos Quartet: Under 30 / #5 World Premiere
The Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to announce "Kronos: Under 30 / #5 World Premiere," featuring the world premiere of Mary Kouyoumdjian’s "Bombs of Beirut." The program includes works by Bryce Dessner of The National (Feb 6-7), Laurie Anderson (Feb 8-9), Terry Riley (Feb 8-9), and more. Each show also features a special locally-based opener: Friction Quartet (Feb 6), Mobius Trio (Feb 7), The Living Earth Show (Feb 8), Amy X Neuburg (Feb 9.)
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Despite the fact that her reputation is largely confined to the U.S. Bay Area, Amy X Neuburg is a world-class singer/songwriter. Her talent screams for recognition. Classically trained and gifted with a voice covering an impressive range, she writes art songs, performed with Robert Ashley, and presents her unique brand of musical theater with her group Amy X Neuburg & Men....
Guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson are The Living Earth Show, a San Francisco-based chamber ensemble. The Living Earth Show (formerly Ballsagna) performs commissioned compositions for guitar and percussion, with or without electronics, and has commissioned works by such composers as Alden Jenks, Samuel Adams, Alexis Alrich, Dan Becker, Max Stoffregen, Damon Waitkus, Luciano Chessa, Jon Russell, and Brendon Randall-Myers....
Friction Quartet, recipient of the 2012 Berkeley Piano Club Emerging Artist Award, has established a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance. Ever since their performance at the 2012 Hot Air Music Festival, Friction has been inundated with requests from composers to perform their new works for the string quartet medium....
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