Get Outside While You Still Can: Kronos Quartet Plays Ravinia

10/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In their 30 years together, the Kronos Quartet have single-handedly maintained the string quartet's cultural relevance. The San Francisco ensemble's dossier of past collaborations gives some sense of the breadth of their success -- besides performing commissioned compositions by major modern composers like Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, they've disregarded genre lines by working with Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, Nine Inch Nails, and yodeling legend Don Walser. Tonight, their eclectic program includes John Adams' minimalist Fellow Traveler, Aleksandra Vrebalov's ...hold me, neighbor, in this storm..., and the world premiere of Hanna Kulenty's String Quartet No. 4. Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche also joins the quartet for a performance of his composition Anomaly.

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