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Kronos Quartet, Sun Rings
featuring the Springfield Choral Society

Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. $43, 38

Sponsor: Omni Communications Group, Inc.

Kronos QuartetFor more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet - David Harrington and John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) - has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles of our time.

Sun Rings, a piece commissioned by NASA and others, is a multimedia production featuring 10 chamber music movements, a 60 piece choir, and sounds recorded from space back-dropped by awe inspiring images (captured by the Hubble and Voyager telescopes) projected onto a 24’ x 40’ screen.
Omni Communications Group

Presented in cooperation with 91.9 - WUIS Public
Radio and the UIS Department of  Astronomy – Physics.
National Endowment for the Arts

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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Learn more about this performance:

- Images from the Hubble Telescope - Click to download

- Official Kronos Quartet Webiste - Click to view

- Kronos Quartet MySpace Page - Click to view

- Sounds from space - the inspiration for Sun Rings project

- The Musical Sounds of Space
(NPR article) - featuring explanations on how sounds are recorded in space and an insiders view of how Kronos Quartet was commissioned for this project - Click to read




Sangamon Auditorium ~ University of Illinois Springfield ~ Tickets 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960