Hear the fascinating result of a 40-year collaboration.
In 1978, Terry Riley and Kronos Quartet met while both were on the faculty at Mills College in Oakland. So began a personal and musical friendship that continues to this day and has yielded 27 works for string quartet, including four critically acclaimed albums, a NASA commission and a Grammy nominated composition. At the Hop, Kronos and Riley perform works drawn from that far-reaching catalog, joined by Riley’s son, guitarist Gyan Riley (“a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism”—The New Yorker). Help us celebrate a vibrant 40-plus-year collaboration and Riley’s 85th birthday.
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