Concert Info

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Date: September 07, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM

City: Washington, D.C.

Venue: Skylight Pavilion, The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Presenter: The REACH Opening Festival at the Kennedy Center


Please note: “All of the REACH Opening Festival events are free; timed-entry passes are required for festival entry. Passes grant you access to the campus but do not guarantee entry to any specific event. Admittance to events will be first-come, first-served until venue capacity has been reached.”

Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / The House of the Rising Sun (inspired by The Everly Brothers) +

George Gershwin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Summertime (inspired by Janis Joplin) +

Babatunde Olatunji (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Zungo (inspired by Nina Simone) +

Jacob Garchik / Storyteller *

Traditional (arr. Kronos Quartet) / Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram (inspired by Pete Seeger) +

Pete Seeger (arr. Kronos Quartet) / Step by Step +
    with Lee Knight, voice, banjo

Lee Hays (arr. Jacob Garchik) / If I Had A Hammer (inspired by Pete Seeger) +
    with Lee Knight, voice, banjo

Jlin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Little Black Book *

Abel Meeropol (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Strange Fruit +

Antonio Haskell (arr. Jacob Garchik) / God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (inspired by Mahalia Jackson) +

John Coltrane (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Alabama +

Traditional (arr. Wu Man, realized by Danny Clay) / Two Chinese Paintings: II. Silk and Bamboo (inspired by Huanlege) *

Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings **

Presented in association with Washington Performing Arts

Kronos Quartet’s Music for Change: Pete Seeger @ 100 was commissioned by the FreshGrass Foundation for the 2019 FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA.

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

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