As magical an amalgamation as anything you can imagine.
Join us in celebrating nearly 50 years of Kronos Quartet. Sound, image, history, storytelling, and the enchantment of live performance merge in Kronos Quartet’s collaboration with documentary filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini.
On screen, the quartet’s history at the vanguard of contemporary music unfolds through stunning archival footage and interviews with luminaries like Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Tanya Tagaq, and Steve Reich. On stage, Kronos revisits works from its vast and expansive catalog, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and many others—while Green narrates in real time.
Highlights from the program include:
Philip Glass String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement II *
Terry Riley Requiem for Adam (excerpt) *
George Crumb Selections from Black Angels
1. Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects (excerpt)
John Adams Judah to Ocean from John’s Book of Alleged Dances *
Tanya Tagaq (arr. Jacob Garchik) Sivunittinni (excerpt) **
Aleksandra Vrebalov The Sea Ranch Songs: 7. Chapel, Rainbows *
Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik) Flow +
* Written for Kronos
** Written for Kronos and composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
+ Arranged for Kronos
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