It all started with George Crumb’s Black Angels: when violinist David Harrington heard the piece played on the radio in 1973, he immediately decided to create an ensemble to perform this music—the Kronos Quartet was born. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the U.S-based ensemble is at the center of activity during this year's Quartet Week. Crumb’s groundbreaking composition concludes a program that also features works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Sofia Gubaidulina, Michael Gordon, and Terry Riley—a small sampling of the many pieces written for the Kronos Quartet over the past five decades.
We regret that the Kronos Quartet had to cancel its two concerts during this season's Quartet Week due to current travel restrictions. A new date will be announced later.
- 1 hour 45 minutes
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- Kronos Quartet
- John Sherba
- Hank Dutt
- Sunny Yang
- David Harrington
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh - Mugam-Sayagi for String Quartet, Percussion, and Synthesizer/Tape (String Quartet No. 3)
Sofia Gubaidulina - String Quartet No. 4
Michael Gordon - Clouded Yellow for String Quartet
Terry Riley - One Earth, One People, One Love for String Quartet and Tape (from Sun Rings)
George Crumb - Black Angels – Thirteen Images from the Dark Land for electric String Quartet