...a new work composed for the Kronos Quartet by Indonesian composer Rahayu Supanggah, who will join Kronos for this special performance, which has been conceived for Ann Hamilton’s Tower at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville, California.
Performed by the Kronos Quartet and Rahayu Supanggah
in Ann Hamilton’s Tower
Oliver Ranch, Geyserville, California
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 4 pm
Priscilla Stoyanof, Creig Hoyt, Jim Melchert and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association cordially invite you to the world premiere of Purnati, a site-specific work in the Ann Hamilton Tower with the Kronos Quartet and Rahayu Supanggah, followed by a post-performance dinner party with the artists at Santi in Geyserville, benefiting the Kronos: Under 30 Project - a commissioning program for young composers.
Tickets are available now by calling 415.731.3533 ext. 306. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $500 per person and include parking, pre-performance refreshments, bus transportation from downtown Geyserville to and from Oliver Ranch, the tower performance, a post-performance dinner party with the artists at Santi, and a guided tour of the Oliver Ranch by Steve Oliver in spring of 2010.
Additionally, a limited number of performance-only tickets are available for $100.
Also available for those under 30 years of age - a limited number of $30 tickets for the performance.
RSVP by October 22, limited space available.
2:45-3:15 PM Rendez-vous for buses
Parking lot in Geyserville, Highway 128 & Remmel Road, one block East of Geyserville Avenue, next to railroad tracks. Private car parking cannot be accommodated on the Oliver Ranch. All participants must ride the bus to the site. The last bus departs promptly at 3:30 pm, latecomers will not be admitted to the performance site. There is a short walk on uneven ground from the bus to the tower, which is not wheelchair accessible.
4:00 pm Performance
Audience members will either stand or sit on a stair.
5:30-8:00 pm Dinner party with the artists
21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, California
Festive casual with comfortable, flat shoes for walking on unpaved terrain
For more than 35 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, the Grammy-winning Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 45 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, commissioning more than 650 new works and arrangements for string quartet, and collaborating with renowned artists of myriad disciplines and styles from around the globe. Among the initiatives of the Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, is the Kronos: Under 30 Project, a unique commissioning and composer-in-residence program for composers under 30 years old, allowing Kronos to cultivate creative relationships with emerging talents.
Nestled in the heart of Sonoma Country, the 100-acre Oliver Ranch in Alexander Valley is one of the country's premiere reserves for site-specific art. For over 20 years, Steven and Nancy Oliver have commissioned 18 works that rise up over the rolling hills of the ranch's landscape. As lifelong arts patrons, Steven and Nancy Oliver see the ranch as a model for philanthropy and a way to nurture the growth and development of artists. Artists work with the Olivers for a more "earthy experience" often forging close and meaningful relationships with the family while in residence at the ranch. The Oliver Ranch is not open to the public and tours are donated for the benefit of non-profit organizations.
Rahayu Supanggah’s Purnati was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by Judithe Bizot, Steve and Nancy Oliver & Oliver Ranch, The Bali Purnati Center for the Arts,
and the Asian Cultural Council.