Date: July 19, 2010
Time: 8:00 PM
City: Lyon, France
Venue: Odéon de Fourvière
Presenter: Les Nuits de Fourvière
Bryce Dessner / Aheym (Homeward) * French premiere
Missy Mazzoli / Harp and Altar * French premiere
JG Thirlwell / Eremikophobia * French premiere
Alim Qasimov Ensemble:
Alim Qasimov, vocal and daf
Fargana Qasimova, vocal and daf
Additional musicians TBA
Kronos Quartet and Alim Qasimov Ensemble:
Jahangir Jahangirov / Köhlen Atim (My spirited horse) +
Unattributed / Peyman Ettik (I gave my word) +
Shafiga Okhundova / Mehriban Olaq (Let’s be kind) +
Said Rustamov / Getme, Getme (Don’t leave, don’t leave) +
Unattributed / Qashlarin Kamandir (Your eyebrows are bow-like) +
All works arranged by Alim Qasimov, with string quartet parts arranged for Kronos by Jacob Garchik.
These arrangements were commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Alim Qasimov by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Columbia Foundation.
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos
Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premieres at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014), Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), and more.