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Date: June 15, 2011

Time: 8:00 pm

City: Toronto, Canada

Venue: Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

Presenter: Luminato Festival



Kronos Quartet and Wu Man


A Chinese Home

Terry Riley / Selections from The Cusp of Magic *  Canadian premiere
I. The Cusp of Magic •  III. The Nursery •  IV. Royal Wedding
Philip Glass (arr. Michael Riesman) / Orion: China +  World premiere of arrangement
Rahul Dev Burman (arr. Stephen Prutsman/Kronos) / Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved) + Canadian premiere
Tan Dun / Excerpt from Ghost Opera *


A Chinese Home 中国之家  Canadian premiere
Conceived by Wu Man 吴蛮, David Harrington and Chen Shi-Zheng 陳士爭

Part I.  Return 回归
Part II. Shanghai 上海
Part III.  The East Is Red 东方红
Part IV.  Made in China 中国制造
Played without pause

Chen Shi-Zheng, director and visual designer
Laurence Neff, lighting and scenic designer
Scott Fraser, sound designer
Camilla French, video photography
flora&faunavisions, video editing
Laurence Xu, costume designer
Lisa Iacucci, assistant director
Calvin Ll. Jones, associate sound designer

A Chinese Home was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man by Carnegie Hall and the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  The work was co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland at College Park, with funds from The Leading College and University Presenters Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Florida State University’s Seven Days of Opening Nights; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University. Additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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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