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Composer: Riley, Terry (b. 1935)

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Year of birth1935
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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OranjewoudNight of the Park

Riley, Satie, Glass, Debussy
Stegreif Orchester; Lavinia Meijer

New York CityA Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet

Glass, Riley, Crumb, Brown, Adams, Tagaq, Benshoof, Diabaté, Vrebalov, Anderson, Zorn, Pérotin, Mansell, Oswald, Wu Man
Kronos Quartet
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Happy New Year from Aurora and friends

Nicholas Collon and Nico Muhly © Viktor Sugeng
An adventurous and unusual end to Kings Place's Time Unwrapped series and some striking collaborations with Aurora Orchestra.

Carpenter and Tovey with the Boston Symphony

Bramwell Tovey, Cameron Carpenter and the BSO © Winslow Townson
If “the girl with kaleidoscope eyes” were a musician, she might well have composed something like Terry Riley’s 2014 concerto for organ and orchestra, At The Royal Majestic.
****1
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Kronos Quartet at 40

The Kronos Quartet celebrated its 40th birthday on Friday. In Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, the ensemble explored its history with a performance of Black Angels but also offerred a few surprises.
*****
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The Minimalist Dream House Project at Toronto Summer Music with the Labèque sisters

As I sat in the intriguing darkness of Koerner Hall, Marielle Labèque carefully placed the opening notes of Le fils des étoiles by Erik Satie. They hung in the air like little crystals. This was a simple beginning, yet deceptively so, that would build towards something larger. In turn, these notes would unfold in a continuous stream of build-ups and decays.
****1
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A Scream and an Outrage: Session Two at LSO St Luke's

The title for this Barbican event certainly threw up some interesting questions. Having failed to attend a riotous dinner party that was characterised by one attendee as “a scream and an outrage”, Nico Muhly set about curating a series of concerts under this title. However, no screams or outrages occurred this weekend.
***11
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