Kronos Quartet at Ravinia Festival

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Martin Theatre
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Website | Map

Kronos Quartet at Ravinia Festival

One of the most influential chamber groups of our time, the Kronos Quartet celebrates 50 years of music-making with a program of recent commissions and pieces from the Kronos Fifty for the Future project. Each piece sees its Ravinia premiere as the quartet takes the stage in the Martin Theatre, including the Midwest premieres of Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Gold Came From Space and Terry Riley and Sara Miyamoto’s Kiss Yo’ Ass Goodbye, a twist on “Nuclear War” by Sun Ra, who pioneered electronic avant-garde jazz in Chicago with his early Arkestra.

Completing the evening are Stacy Garrop’s Glorous Mahalia —a melding of strings with recorded Studs Turkel broadcasts where the WFMT host featured vaunted gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and her recordings—as well as Jlin’s Little Black Book, and Nicole Lizée’s ZonelyHearts. At the end of June, the Kronos Quartet bids farewell to violinist John Sherba and violist Hank Dutt, who will retire from the ensemble after more than 45 years each.

Miscellaneous Information
Tickets: $40-$60

Admission Cost

For more information, call 847.266.5100 [email protected]

< Back to Calendar of Events

The Knights + Aaron Diehl Trio at Ravinia Festival
The Knights, an orchestral collective led by an open-minded spirit of camar... View More
Return of the Flock Featuring Jerry Goodman at Ravinia Festival
Columbia and Mercury recording artists The Flock were considered to be well... View More
Jazz Grandstand at Ravinia Festival
Ravinia Steans Music Institute's Jazz Program is focused on composition... View More
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Rapper Big Boi at Ravinia Festival
Trombone Shorty, also known as Troy Andrews, is on a mission to bring the s... View More
Special Offers
Calendar of Events
Lake County Libation Trail
Free Visitors Guide
Tour Itineraries
Print Page
Road Trips Video