For everyone attending this event, “The Sea Ranch Songs” CD/DVD package will be available for purchase. The $5 admission charge will be applied to purchases of the $20 CD/DVD package ($15 instead of $20 for each attendee.)
“The Sea Ranch Songs” – DVD Screening and Discussion
with Kronos Quartet (David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt, and Sunny Yang) and local residents Donlyn Lyndon & Alice Wingwall, moderators
Back by popular demand, The Sea Ranch Songs returns to Coleman Hall. The Sea Ranch Songs is an evocative cinematic exploration of The Sea Ranch’s past, present and future by videographer Andrew Lyndon that accompanies a lush contemporary soundtrack written by composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and performed by the two-time Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet. Members of the Bay Area quartet and Lyndon will be on hand for the screening and a discussion moderated by Alice Wingwall and Donlyn Lyndon, one of the founding members of MLTW, the architects who designed the earliest buildings at The Sea Ranch.
The Sea Ranch community commissioned Vrebalov and Andrew Lyndon to create The Sea Ranch Songs as part of The Sea Ranch’s 50th Birthday celebrations. To close out the year of special events, Kronos premiered the 65-minute work to some 900 members of the coastal community at the White Barn in May of 2015. Sixteen months later, the coastal community came back together to celebrate the release of The Sea Ranch Songs CD/DVD set at Gualala Arts Center. Vrebalov and Andrew Lyndon joined us then for the special advance screening of the DVD.
We are excited to welcome Kronos back to the Arts Center, where the quartet has appeared twice, once at Art in the Redwoods in 2009 and again for an Earth Day concert in 2012. For 45 years, it has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles. One of its most exciting recent projects is Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched by the nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association in 2015 and still ongoing, the education and legacy project is commissioning—and distributing online for free—50 new works for string quartet composed by 25 women and 25 men, including Vrebalov, as well as other such notable composers and musicians as Philip Glass, Angélique Kidjo, Zakir Hussain, and Wu Man. Each piece is designed to guide young amateur and early-career professional string quartets in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st-century repertoire.
Please join us for this special event. While admission is $5, you will be able to purchase a DVD & CD package signed by KRONOS quartet members for $15 instead of the normal $20 that night. Please reserve a ticket by visiting Brown Paper Tickets or calling 800.838.3006 or to purchase in person at Gualala Arts Center or the Dolphin Gallery. All proceeds of this event will go towards supporting Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series, encouraging global harmony by sharing cultures through the arts.
Tickets are $5 in advance; $5 more day of the event.
For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.