Concert Info

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Date: June 15, 2011

Time: 8:00 pm

City: Toronto, Canada

Venue: Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

Presenter: Luminato Festival



Kronos Quartet and Wu Man


A Chinese Home

Terry Riley / Selections from The Cusp of Magic *  Canadian premiere
I. The Cusp of Magic •  III. The Nursery •  IV. Royal Wedding
Philip Glass (arr. Michael Riesman) / Orion: China +  World premiere of arrangement
Rahul Dev Burman (arr. Stephen Prutsman/Kronos) / Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved) + Canadian premiere
Tan Dun / Excerpt from Ghost Opera *


A Chinese Home 中国之家  Canadian premiere
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. Additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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