(Jay Blakesberg)

Q2 Music Presents: Kronos Quartet 40th Birthday Celebration

Monday, March 24, 2014

7:30 PM

One of the most renowned and influential new-music groups of our time, the Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with an exclusive evening of music and conversation at The Greene Space. 

Watch live! The show is sold out, but you can watch our live video webcast below:

Hosted by Q2 Music’Helga Davis, the event is the culmination of a 24-hour marathon of the quartet’s music on Q2 Music and will focus on some of the ensemble’s current repertoire, including the newest Under 30 Commission.

For 40 years, the Kronos Quartet—David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to re-imagining the string quartet experience. Kronos has performed thousands of concerts worldwide, collaborating with many of the world's most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, releasing more than 50 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, and commissioning more than 800 works and arrangements for string quartet.

Program

“Kronos at 40” / a film by Evan Neff

Nicole Lizée / Death to Kosmische *

Geeshie Wiley (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Last Kind Words +

Margarita Lecuona (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) / Tabú +

Mary Kouyoumdjian / Bombs of Beirut *

i. Before the War

ii. The War

iii. After the War

* Written for Kronos

+ Arranged for Kronos

 

 

Guests:

Kronos Quartet

Hosted by:

Helga Davis