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Date: January 26, 2012

Time: 7:30 PM

City: London, England

Venue: Barbican Hall

Presenter: Barbican


With special guest New London Children’s Choir, conducted by Ronald Corp

A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11

[UK premiere]

I. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky / Awakening* Uzbekistan
Unknown (arr. Ljova & Kronos) / Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me +  Iraq
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Lullaby + Iran
Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap + India

II. Einstürzende Neubauten / Armenia + Germany [UK premiere]
(arr. Paola Prestini & Kronos)
John Oswald / Spectre * Canada
Michael Gordon / Selections from The Sad Park * United States
Part 1 two evil planes broke in little pieces and fire came
Part 4 and all the persons that were in the airplane died

III. Osvaldo Golijov & Gustavo Santaolalla / Darkness 9/11 * Argentina [UK premiere]
      (from the film 11’09”01)
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love * United States
      (from Sun Rings) *
Traditional (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) + Sweden
Aulis Sallinen (arr. Kronos) / Winter Was Hard + Finland
with special guest New London Children’s Choir
Vladimir Martynov / The Beatitudes + Russia [UK premiere]
(re-scored for Kronos by Vladimir Martynov)

Performed without intermission and played without pause.

Kronos’ participation in the Barbican’s Awakenings: A Kronos Quartet Residency is supported, in part, by a grant from the Columbia Foundation.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated 11/30/2011
* 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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