The Kronos Quartet to Perform with global artists at Luminato 2011 Festival in Toronto

Kronos Quartet
With thousands of concerts and dozens of recordings to its credit, the Kronos Quartet is one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential ensembles. Collaborating with a dizzyingly eclectic range of artists, from Dawn Upshaw to David Bowie, Kronos enthralls audiences around the world with its stunning redefinitions of the string quartet’s role in music today. Resident artists at this year’s Festival are violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

The Kronos Quartet’s most recent recordings are: Floodplain (2009), Rainbow: Music of Central Asia Vol. 8 (2010) and Uniko (2011)

Friday, June 10, 8:00 PM: Kronos performs with Alim Qasimov Ensemble
Saturday, June 11, 8:00 PM: Kronos performs with Homayun Sakhi
The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall
273 Bloor Street West
Ticket Prices range from $51.50-$91.50

Sunday, June 12: Kronos performs in a FREE concert at Luminato’s Festival Hub
9:00 PM
Metro Square
Marketing Partner: The Weather Network

Wednesday, June 15, 8:00 PM: Kronos performs with Wu Man
Location TBD
Ticket Prices range from $51.50-$91.50

The fifth anniversary edition of Luminato takes place from June 10-19, 2011. Tickets for all Luminato 2011 programs will be available for sale as of April 16, 2011. For 10 extraordinary days in June, Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity. Luminato is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, and more.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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