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- Running time:1 hour and 50 minutes approximately
Philip Glass String Quartet No 6
Clint Mansell Music from The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Kronos Quartet has commissioned and performed more than 800 new works, as well as collaborated with a rich collection of global musicians.
To complement its film project Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, it gives a special recital focusing on its collaborations with two artists whose work spans both classical and popular culture.
Philip Glass has collaborated with the Kronos players since the 1970s. His String Quartet No 6, written for and premiered by Kronos last year, is a hugely powerful work, dark and brooding in places.
Clint Mansell is the former lead singer of alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself, and as a composer has scored several films by the acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky. Kronos performs Mansell's music from Aronofsky's The Fountain and the cult classic Requiem for a Dream.
The Kronos Quartet doesn't just give a performance, it puts on a show
The Herald, Festval 2010
Kronos Quartet - The Scotsman
★ ★ ★ ★
"Impossible to pin down stylistically, the Kronos Quartet are like chameleons, dipping curiously into whatever genres, artforms and influences catch their eclectic eye"
Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - The Herald
★ ★ ★ ★
"resolutly contemporary and geographically insatiably curious"
Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - Edinburgh Evening News
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This is one of those extraordinary shows which deserved more than one performance"
Photo: Jay Blakesberg
This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.
The 2015 Concerts and recitals programme is now available to browse online.
The complete Festival 2015 programme will be announced on Wednesday 18 March.
Booking opens for Friends and Patrons on Thursday 19 March
Booking opens for everyone on Saturday 28 March
|Grand circle:||£34 £26 £16|
|Stalls:||£34 £26 £20|
|Upper circle:||£20 £16 £10|
|Kronos Quartet multibuy:||20% off|
|Under 18s:||50% off|
|Young Scot cardholders:||50% off|
|Senior citizens:||50% off|
|Unemployed people:||50% off|
|Equity/MU cardholders:||50% off|