Strings Attached: A conversation between David Harrington and Brooke Gladstone (VIDEO)

On October 22, 2014, Kronos Quartet’s founder David Harrington joined with NPR’s Brooke Gladstone for a stimulating conversation about Kronos’s contributions to the modern string quartet. Harrington and Gladstone discussed Kronos’s origins in depth, including Harrington’s earliest influences and the state of the contemporary chamber music/quartet scene at the time Kronos was founded in 1973, as well as the legacy...

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See you next year!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our last event, Strings Attached, a conversation with David Harrington and Brooke Gladstone, a great success! If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit the talk or performances, you can listen here (video forthcoming). Stay tuned for news of the next, fall 2015 event, about which we are eagerly...

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Kronos Quartet with Laurie Anderson at BAM

The Kronos Quartet–whose founding member, David Harrington, will soon be appearing in our Music in 21st Century Society lecture series–recently concluded a week-long run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, performing Landfall, a new work inspired by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, with composer Laurie Anderson. The multi-media work is a 100 minute song cycle…

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A Conversation with David Harrington

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Innovative violinist David Harrington, founder of the Kronos Quartet, will be speaking about his music and career at the Graduate Center this coming Fall. This event will also feature a live performance of music selected by Harrington.

Harrington was inspired to form Kronos in 1973 after hearing a performance of Black Angels, an avante-garde piece by George Crumb. The new group quickly expanded into unconventional territory, performing renditions of songs by jazz artists, such as Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, rock artists like Jimi Hendrix, as well as repertoire from past masters and contemporary composers.

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Current News for Music in 21st-Century Society

October 25, 2013 The Creative Pulse with Philip Glass was a successful event that generated thoughtful discussion about continuing creativity in music and arts through interdisciplinarity and collaboration.  The streaming video is available here. On October 16, the Barry S. Brook Center and the Ph.D. and D.M.A. Program in Music at the Graduate Center honored the late Charles Rosen with a concert and reception.  Rosen was the inaugural lecturer...

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