Friday, September 21, 2007

Ciompi Quartet

Ok, coming up on Saturday, September 17 is a concert of the Ciompi Quartet here in Durham, NC. They will be performing one old work - String Quartet in E-flat Major by Joseph Haydn; one sort-of-old work - Verklärte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg, and one fairly new work - Black Angels for electric string quartet by George Crumb. It is $15 for general public and $8 for students. If you haven't heard the Crumb piece, you should really go, it's one of his best pieces and worth the time. It will be at the Reynolds Industries Theater(on Science Drive on the West Duke University Campus).

Friday, September 14, 2007

Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet will be performing in Durham tonight (good timing, Tim) with their program Awakening: A Musical Meditation on 9/11 at the Page Auditorium on the Duke West Campus at 8 pm.

The program consists of 13 pieces were written or especially arranged for the quartet by many different composers, including Osvaldo Golijov and Michael Gordon.

The Kronos Quartet has released more than 40 recordings, winning many awards over the years, including a Grammy! The concert prices (from the flyer I picked up the other day) are $46 (section A), $38 (section B) and $25 (section C). Not too expensive, considering the the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas gave a concert recently and the tickets cost around $180.