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Juniata Sponsors a Music Talk by Kronos Quartet Founder

(Posted November 2, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- David Harrington, founder and violinist with the Kronos Quartet, will speak about what music he likes in the presentation "What is David Harrington Listening To?" at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 at the C. Barton McCann School of Art in Petersburg, Pa.

The session is free and open to the public.

The Kronos Quartet is comprised of violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Duff and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. They have recorded more than 40 albums and received a 2004 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance. The quartet has worked extensively with American contemporary composers such as Reich, Terry Riley and Philip Glass, as well as a variety of international musicians.

Kronos Quartet music has been used to score such films as "Heat," "21 Grams" and "True Stories" and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp and Paul Taylor have staged pieces to Kronos' music.

The quartets albums include "Floodplain," "Kronos Quartet Plays Sigur Rios," "Night Prayers," "Short Stories" and "White Man Sleeps."

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.