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Kronos Quartet to premiere works at Miami appearance

The Kronos Quartet will perform two world premieres and one American premiere for an appearance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Hall Auditorium, part of Miami’s Performing Arts Series.

Since its inception in 1973, the quartet has emerged as a leading voice for new music. More than 400 works have been written or arranged for Kronos by composers from around the world writing in a variety of musical styles. The Miami concert includes the world premieres of "Cuatro Milpas" by M. Venado de Campo, arranged by Stephen Prutsman, and "Tabú" by Margarita Lecuona, arranged by Osvaldo Golijov. Quartet No. 4 by Peteris Vasks, a Latvian composer, will receive its American premiere.

During their visit, Kronos will give a master class at 4 p.m. Wed-nesday, Jan. 17, in Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts.

The master class is free; tickets for the Jan. 18 concert are $9 for Miami students and youth, $16 for senior adults and $18 for other adults. For tickets, contact the Miami box office, 9-3200.

Their performance is sponsored by WOXY (97.7) and Pamela Fox, dean of the School of Fine Arts, and Dan Layman, senior associate director of development.

Date Published: 01/11/2001
Volume: 20   Number: 20

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