Concert Info

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Date: January 26, 2012

Time: 7:30 PM

City: London, England

Venue: Barbican Hall

Presenter: Barbican


With special guest New London Children’s Choir, conducted by Ronald Corp

A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11

[UK premiere]

I. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky / Awakening* Uzbekistan
Unknown (arr. Ljova & Kronos) / Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me +  Iraq
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Lullaby + Iran
Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap + India

II. Einstürzende Neubauten / Armenia + Germany [UK premiere]
(arr. Paola Prestini & Kronos)
John Oswald / Spectre * Canada
Michael Gordon / Selections from The Sad Park * United States
Part 1 two evil planes broke in little pieces and fire came
Part 4 and all the persons that were in the airplane died

III. Osvaldo Golijov & Gustavo Santaolalla / Darkness 9/11 * Argentina [UK premiere]
      (from the film 11’09”01)
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love * United States
      (from Sun Rings) *
Traditional (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) + Sweden
Aulis Sallinen (arr. Kronos) / Winter Was Hard + Finland
with special guest New London Children’s Choir
Vladimir Martynov / The Beatitudes + Russia [UK premiere]
(re-scored for Kronos by Vladimir Martynov)

Performed without intermission and played without pause.

Kronos’ participation in the Barbican’s Awakenings: A Kronos Quartet Residency is supported, in part, by a grant from the Columbia Foundation.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated 11/30/2011
* Written for Kronos /  + Arranged for Kronos

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