For 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.
Presented in cooperation with 91.9 - WUIS Public
Radio and the UIS Department of Astronomy – Physics.
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.