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Date: April 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM

City: Washington, D.C

Venue: Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University

Presenter: Washington Performing Arts


Kronos Quartet with Wu Man, pipa

Terry Riley / The Cusp of Magic: I. The Cusp of Magic *

Rahul Dev Burman (arr. Stephen Prutsman / Kronos) / Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved) +

Wu Man (arr. Danny Clay) / Four Chinese Paintings **
I. Gobi Desert at Sunset 大漠夕阳
II. Turpan Dance 吐鲁番之舞
III. Ancient Echo 远古回响
IV. Silk and Bamboo 丝与竹

A Chinese Home 中国之家 *
Conceived by Wu Man 吴蛮, David Harrington and Chen Shi-Zheng 陳士爭

        Part I. Return 回归
        Part II. Shanghai 上海
        Part III. The East Is Red 东方红
        Part IV. Made in China 中国制造
            Played without pause

    Chen Shi-Zheng, director and visual designer
    Laurence Neff, lighting and scenic designer
    Scott Fraser, sound designer
    Camilla French, video photography
    flora&faunavisions, video editing
    Laurence Xu, costume designer
    Lisa Iacucci, assistant director
    Calvin Ll. Jones, associate sound designer

A Chinese Home was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man by Carnegie Hall and the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  The work was co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland at College Park, with funds from The Leading College and University Presenters Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Florida State University’s Seven Days of Opening Nights; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University.

* Written for Kronos / ** Composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire / + Arranged for Kronos

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