Concert Info

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Date: January 29, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM

City: Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Harris Theater

Presenter: Harris Theater

Program

My Lai Lullaby * 
for string quartet, đàn bầu and đàn tranh

Jonathan Berger, composer
in collaboration with David Harrington and Vân-Ánh Võ

My Lai *  World premiere, staged version
A monodrama for tenor, string quartet and Vietnamese instruments

I. First Landing
Flight
Descent
The Ditch

II. Second Landing
Hovering
The Bunker

III. Third Landing
Postcard
Fishing

Jonathan Berger, composer
Harriet Scott Chessman, librettist

Kronos Quartet

David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello
Rinde Eckert, vocalist
Vân-Ánh Võ, t’rưng, đàn bầu, đàn tranh

Mark DeChiazza, Rinde Eckert, directors/set designers
Mark DeChiazza, video projections designer
Brian H. Scott, lighting designer

Drew Cameron, creative consultant
Janet Cowperthwaite, producer
Kronos Performing Arts Association, production management

Performed without pause

My Lai (music by Jonathan Berger, libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman) was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, and Vân-Ánh Võ by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Laura and Ricardo Rosenkranz Artistic Innovation Fund through the Imagine Campaign, the Gerbode-Hewlett Foundations 2013 Music Commissioning Awards initiative, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated:  11/03/2015
* Written for Kronos

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