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Performing Arts Presents Kronos Quartet Saturday, Nov. 9

Hamilton College Performing Arts continues Schambach Center’s 25th Anniversary Season with the Kronos Quartet on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

All of the pieces on the Hamilton College program were written for Kronos by composers and arrangers  such as Bryce Dessner, David Lang and Philip Glass.

For 40 years, the Kronos Quartet, David Harrington (violin); John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola); and Sunny Yang (cello), has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience.

In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 50 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 800 works and arrangements for string quartet.

In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The group’s numerous awards also include a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and “Musicians of the Year” (2003) from Musical America.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For more information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.

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