The Kronos Quartet will play at Saffron Hall on Saturday, May 14 with a programme of original work. This includes Steve Reich’s iconic work, Different Trains, about train journeys during the Second World War. The quartet commissioned and premiered the piece nearly 30 years ago. It will be played alongside another work based on music from Mali, a new work by Martin Green from folk group Lau and music by Laurie Anderson and Terry Riley. The Kronos Quartet is an American string quartet based in San Francisco. They have been in existence with a rotating membership
of musicians for over 40 years. The quartet specializes in contemporary and new music,with more than 750 works having been written for them.