The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) launches an extraordinary 2013/14 season with audience favourites the Kronos Quartet on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8pm in a performance entitled, KRONOS at 40, in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The concert celebrates the ensemble’s 40 years of innovation with the world premiere of Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 6, as well as selections from Kronos’ critically acclaimed 2009 album Floodplain, a Canadian premiere by Montréal-based composer, Nicole Lizée, and other works.
Philip Glass will be on hand for the monumental occasion, and will give an exclusive talk for ticketholders prior to the concert, hosted by Eleanor Wachtel from CBC Radio’s Wachtel on the Arts as part of the Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures. This special pre- concert conversation will take place at 6:30pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall.
One of the music world’s most prolific and influential creators, Glass is the composer of more than 20 operas, eight symphonies, multiple concerto and chamber pieces, as well as a range of film soundtracks. His pioneering musical style is typified by its extensive use of repetitive structures, as demonstrated in his opera Einstein on the Beach, and in films including The Hours and Koyaanisqatsi.
A pair of tickets to see the Kronos Quartet at the Chan Centre on October 19, 2013 at 8 pm.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes October 11, 2o13 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Which Grammy did the Kronos Quartet win? For a hint, go here: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/kronos-40