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Date: November 10, 2009

Time: 8:00 PM

City: State College, Pennsylvania

Venue: Eisenhower Auditorium

Presenter: Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Program

 

Awakening

I. Traditional (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) Turkey, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky / Awakening *
Uzbekistan

Unknown / Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me +
(arr. Ljova & Kronos) Iraq

Traditional / Lullaby +
(arr. Jacob Garchik) Iran

Ram Narayan / Alap from Raga Mishra Bhairavi +
(arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) India

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II. Einstürzende Neubauten / Armenia +
(arr. Paola Prestini & Kronos) Germany

John Oswald / Spectre *
Canada

Michael Gordon / The Sad Park *
United States
Part 1 two evil planes broke in little pieces and fire came
Part 2 there was a big boom and then there was teeny fiery coming out
Part 3 I just heard that on the news that the buildings are crashing down
Part 4 and all the persons that were in the airplane died

Played without pause
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III. Osvaldo Golijov & Gustavo Santaolalla   / Darkness 9/11 +
(from the film 11’09”01)
Argentina

Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love
(from Sun Rings) *
United States

Traditional / Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) +
(arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) Sweden

Aulis Sallinen / Winter Was Hard +
(arr. Kronos) Finland

with special guest Nittany Valley Children’s Choir, conducted by Lou Ann Shafer

Vladimir Martynov / The Beatitudes +
(rescored for Kronos by Vladimir Martynov) Russia

Performed without intermission and played without pause.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Updated:  07/07/2010


* Written for Kronos
+ Arranged for Kronos

 

Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), 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), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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