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Date: June 10, 2011

Time: 8:00 pm

City: Toronto, Canada

Venue: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre

Presenter: Luminato Festival



Kronos Quartet with Special Guest, Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Kronos Quartet:
Bryce Dessner / Aheym (Homeward) * 
Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap +
Unknown (arr. Ljova & Kronos) / Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me +
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Smyrneiko Minore +
Midhat Assem (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) / Ya Habibi Ta’ala (My Love, Come Quickly) +


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)

All works on this program are Canadian premieres.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated:  02/16/2011
* 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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