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Julie Strand at the MIT New Music Marathon

February 18, 2011

Kronos Quartet, Bang-on-a-Can, Wu Man, Gamelan Galak Tika, MIT Chamber Chorus
Friday, April 15
7:00 pm – Midnight
MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue (Building W16)

World-renowned new music powerhouses Kronos QuartetBang on a Can All-Stars and Chinese pipa-ist Wu Man team up with MIT’s own Gamelan Galak Tika and MIT Chamber Chorus for a 5-hour marathon concert featuring works by MIT’s Evan ZiporynTod Machover, alum Christine Southworth, as well as Brian Eno and minimalist gurus Steve Reich Terry Riley.

Curated by Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn, the evening will bring together, for the first time ever, two trailblazing ensembles of the contemporary classical world.  The Kronos Quartet, for more than 30 years, 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, the Grammy-winning Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 45 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, commissioning more than 650 new works and arrangements for string quartet, and collaborating with renowned artists of myriad disciplines and styles from around the globe.  The Bang on a Can All-Stars, with their unparalleled musicality, their international touring, award-winning CDs and far ranging commissioning programs, have become one of the most powerful ambassadors for contemporary music in the world, called by the New York Times ”A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.”

For more information on the concert, part of the Festival of Art Science and Technology (FAST) at MIT, click here:


-MIT Students (limit 1 free ticket; MIT ID required with ticket at the door)
-MIT Faculty and Staff (limit 2 free tickets; MIT ID required with tickets at the door)
-Non-MIT Students (limit 2 tickets at $10.00 per ticket; Valid College/University ID required with tickets at the door)
-General Admission (unlimited quantities at a cost of $30.00 per ticket)