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Date: November 16, 2013

Time: Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

City: Seattle, Washington

Venue: Neptune Theatre

Presenter: Seattle Theatre Group



Kronos Quartet: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Long based in San Francisco but “born” in Seattle in 1973, the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet returns to its roots exactly 40 years to the month from its first concert. In keeping with Kronos’ tradition of innovation, the anniversary program at the historic Neptune Theatre will highlight a number of new Kronos-commissioned compositions in addition to favorite works from the past four decades. Kronos will also be joined on stage—and among the audience—by Seattle’s Degenerate Art Ensemble, daring innovators in their own right, in a new work by the group uniting string quartet, six singers, and DAE’s unique strain of butoh-inspired dance.

Krzysztof Penderecki / Quartetto per archi
John Oswald / Spectre *
Ken Benshoof / Traveling Music *

Bryce Dessner / Tenebre *
Geeshie Wiley (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Last Kind Words +
Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Flow +
Jherek Bischoff / A Semiperfect Number * 
    with special guest Jherek Bischoff, bass guitar


Joshua Kohl / Predator Songstress: Warrior
    with Degenerate Art Ensemble
    Choreographed and danced by Haruko Nishimura
    Guest singers: Dohee Lee, John Osebold, SoulChilde Okanomode, Korby Sears, Paul Moore, Campbell Thibo

    Video design by Leo Mayberry
    Costumes by Alenka Loesch
    Light installation by Lilienthal | Zamora

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE –  Updated:  11/08/2013
* 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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