Stanford, California

July 3, 2021
AT 07:30 PM

TICKETED, IN-PERSON EVENT
7:30pm PDT

VENUE: Frost Amphitheater
PRESENTER: Stanford Live

black-and-white photo of Kronos Quartet performing on stage

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Kronos Quartet
Testimony with Meklit

Ticketed, in-person event

Kronos Quartet, singer Meklit Hadero, and Bay Area spoken word poets perform on the Frost Amphitheater stage for a live version of Stanford Live’s short film released in November 2020 Kronos Quartet: Testimony.

Full program:

Traditional (arr. Stephen Prutsman & Kronos) / Star-Spangled Banner (inspired by Jimi Hendrix)+

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

“Hood Proverbs” — Written and performed by Darnell “DeeSoul” Carson, poet

 Rhiannon Giddens (arr. Jacob Garchik) / At the Purchaser’s Option with variations **

 Abel Meeropol (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Strange Fruit (inspired by Billie Holiday) +

“Problem Child” — Written and performed by Zouhair Mussa, poet

 Geeshie Wiley (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Last Kind Words +

John Coltrane (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Alabama +

“Untitled” — Written and performed by Cecelia “Cece” Jordan, poet

Ken Benshoof / John Brown’s Body 

Charlton Singleton / Testimony **

 “back porch: a response to andrew yang’s op-ed on the pandemic” — Written and performed by Anouk Yeh, poet

Michael Gordon / Campaign Songs #1 +

Steve Reich / Different Trains: I. America—Before the war *

“This Poem is a Riot” — Written and performed by Jarvis Subia, poet

Zoe Mulford (arr. Jacob Garchik) / The President Sang Amazing Grace +

with special guest Meklit, vocals

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

* Written for Kronos

**Written for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

+ Arranged for Kronos

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