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Date: December 07, 2013

Time: 8:00 PM

City: Berkeley, California

Venue: Zellerbach Hall

Presenter: Cal Performances, University of California - Berkeley



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.

Terry Riley / Another Secret eQuation *  San Francisco Bay Area premiere
    with special guest Pacific Boychoir Academy, Kevin Fox, director, conductor
    Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, Susan McMane, director
Jherek Bischoff / A Semiperfect Number * 
    with special guest Jherek Bischoff, bass guitar
Philip Glass (arr. Michael Riesman) / Orion: China +  San Francisco Bay Area premiere
    with special guest Wu Man, pipa
Love song from Kita, Western Mali (arr. Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Lucy Durán, and
    Jacob Garchik)
/ Tita + 
    with special guest Trio Da Kali
    Fodé Lassana Diabaté, 22-key balafon
    Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, voice
    Mamadou Kouyaté, bass ngoni
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

With guest appearances by Daniel Handler and other special guests.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated:  10/17/2013
* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos

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