Canceled: Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley
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Canceled: Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley

Kronos Quartet with Terry Riley. Photo: Evan Neff.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, and concerns for the safety of patrons, the artists, and program staff, the Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley concert scheduled for October 28, 2020, at the Fitzgerald Theater has been canceled.

We are exploring opportunities to present these artists again when the time is right but have not yet identified a new date for the performance. As such, all tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded to the account the purchase was made from and should appear on your statement in 7 to 10 business days. For any specific ticketing or order questions, please contact Etix at 1-800-514-3849 or at

“For centuries, the string quartet was the perfect embodiment of classical decorum. Then along came the Kronos Quartet.” —The Telegraph (UK)

For 45 years, Kronos Quartet has been blazing sonic trails, expanding notions of classical and chamber music, while regularly appearing at the Walker. Though the group has commissioned more than 1,000 works by an array of international composers, their deepest and longest-lasting relationship has been with pioneering minimalist Terry Riley. In a program celebrating Riley’s 85th birthday, Kronos honors one of American music’s most influential living composers, joined onstage by Riley (on keyboards) and his son Gyan Riley (guitar). The “genial, bearded guru of American music” (New York Times) who influenced generations of artists—from Phillip Glass and Steve Reich to the Who and Brian Eno—Riley helped drive Kronos’s polystylistic philosophy. The all-Riley program underscores his ever-evolving global aesthetic, the quartet’s distinctive approach to performance, and why they’ve been blowing minds for decades.

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