In today’s Orange County Register online, I review the Kronos Quartet’s performance of a new work written for the group by Steve Reich. Here’s an excerpt.


I saw young people – an indication I was in the right place. The Kronos Quartet was in town and its hearty band of listeners had showed up in their usual numbers. The group is pushing 40, but its fans don’t age.

One might say that the Kronos – David Harrington and John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; and Jeffrey Zeigler, cello – sounded rejuvenated Wednesday night in Segerstrom Concert Hall, except that rejuvenation is kind of their thing. Their mission has long been to perform the newest of the new. The ink was barely dry on the scores they played Wednesday; and all of the pieces had been composed especially for these players.


Click here to read the whole thing, or pick up a copy of Friday’s Register.

photo: jay blakesberg