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Date: February 05, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM

City: Berkeley, California

Venue: Hertz Hall

Presenter: Cal Performances


Kronos Quartet

David Harrington, violin  •  John Sherba, violin  •  Hank Dutt, viola  •  Jeffrey Zeigler, cello

Michael Gordon
/ Clouded Yellow *  Bay Area premiere
Bob Dylan (arr. Philip Glass, additional orchestration by Kronos) / Don’t Think Twice,
It’s All Right +  Bay Area premiere
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh / Oasis *

Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Alim Qasimov, vocal and daf •  Fargana Qasimova, vocal and daf  •  Rauf Islamov, kamancha  •  Zaki Valiyev, tar  •  Rafael Asgarov, clarinet and balaban  •  Javidan Nabiyev, naghara

Traditional / Mahur Hindi Destgahi


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.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Kronos’ Bay Area Season is supported in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated:  01/02/2012

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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