Free pre-concert talk at 6:30
Employing pre-recorded tape, amplification and spectacular virtuosity, the Kronos Quartet have spent 40 years travelling the globe and experimenting with what it means to be a string quartet. This programme is classic Kronos, beginning with transformative Indian raga and ranging from ancient Serbia to modern-day New Zealand.
The quartet by Valentin Silvestrov, considered by Arvo Pärt to be the world’s “greatest living composer”, leads into one of Kronos’ signature works, WTC 9/11 by Steve Reich; and …hold me, neighbor, in this storm… is one of their most recent commissions, fusing the modern string quartet with Orthodox plainchant and the instruments of the ancient Serbian poets.
March 11, 2013 7:30PM
Michael Fowler Centre
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