Date: December 07, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
City: Berkeley, California
Venue: Zellerbach Hall
Presenter: Cal Performances, University of California - Berkeley
40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
The Bay Area’s Grammy-winning, world-renowned Kronos Quartet celebrates 40 years with new works by eminent old friends Philip Glass and Terry Riley plus guest appearances by guitarist Bryce Dessner (of acclaimed rock band The National), Chinese pipa virtuoso and longtime Kronos collaborator Wu Man, the sublime Malian vocal–instrumental ensemble Trio da Kali (in a sneak preview of a major new Kronos collaboration), best-selling author Daniel Handler, and others. The anniversary program also includes the work that inspired Kronos’ founding, George Crumb’s powerful Black Angels.
Program to include:
Terry Riley / Another Secret eQuation * San Francisco Bay Area premiere
with special guest Pacific Boychoir, Kevin Fox, director
Philip Glass (arr. Michael Riesman) / Orion: China + San Francisco Bay Area premiere
with special guest Wu Man, pipa
Bryce Dessner / Aheym (Homeward) *
with special guest Bryce Dessner, guitar
George Crumb / Black Angels
For Black Angels:
Laurence Neff, Lighting and Stage Designer
Brian Mohr, Sound Designer
Calvin Ll. Jones, Technical Director
Kronos’ San Francisco Home Season is supported in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation.
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated: 10/17/2013
* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos
Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premieres at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19), 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), Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014), Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), and more.