Find Events Find Events
Choose date range
Free events
Select Series
Select a Genre(s)
Filters
Search by Keyword
Filters
Select Series
Select a Genre(s)
Free events

Author: Kelly Dean Hansen | Daily Camera

DAILY CAMERA Kronos honors World War I centennial with ‘Beyond Zero’

When an Austrian archduke was shot by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo 100 years ago, the horrors of war entered the modern era. But for David Harrington, violinist and founder of the Kronos String Quartet, 1914 and the years surrounding it were about much more than that.

“It was an amazingly poignant and creative time in Western music,” Harrington says, mentioning works such as Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Rcahmaninoff’s Vespers, along with composers such as Bartók, Scriabin, Mahler and Jelly Roll Morton. When the quartet, which is probably the most famous ensemble specializing in new and contemporary music, decided to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I, Harrington wanted to commission a piece that reflected those aspects of the time.

The result was “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918” by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebelov, a longtime collaborator with the quartet.

Read more

Upcoming Events View all events

HAIR

Loading
Apr 13-22, 2018

HAIR

The musical by Ragni, Rado and MacDermot
SOLD OUT

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE JOIN OUR WAITLIST. Let your hair down and let the sun shine in: “Hair” is coming to Boulder! Seize this rar...

Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk)

Loading
Apr 21, 2018

Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk)

BLOrk 10th Anniversary with Todd Reynolds
Free concert

Join the Boulder Laptop Orchestra in its tenth anniversary celebration of electro-acoustic music making. Very special guest artist violinist Todd Reyn...

University Choir and University Singers

Loading
Apr 22, 2018

University Choir and University Singers

Reflections
Free concert

University Choir and University Singers with Guest Choir Green Mountain High School in concert...