Five Decades

Kronos Quartet

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 7:30 PM

Five Decades
Sat, Nov 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sixth & I

One of the most celebrated and influential groups of our era, and longtime partners of Washington Performing Arts, Kronos Quartet has revolutionized the music landscape, releasing more than 70 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, including collaborations with the world’s most inventive and distinguished composers and performers. Their dynamic and often large-scale performances have been landmark, historic events, introducing new works, cultures, and artists to audiences. The Quartet celebrates 50 years of artistic leadership and transformative music making with a concert featuring music from their legacy initiative, 50 For the Future: The Learning Repertoire, a series of commissions by composers from around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these extraordinary musicians at Sixth & I.

Program Details

Nicole Lizée (b. 1973) – ZonelyHearts: PhoneTap + CCTV *
Peni Candra Rini (b. 1983), arr. Jacob Garchick (b. 1976) – Excerpt from Segara Gunung *
Sun Ra (1914 – 1993); Jlin (b. 1987), arr. Kronos Quartet – Maji *
Bob Dylan (b. 1941), arr. Jacob Garchick (b. 1976) – All Along the Watchtower (inspired by Jimi Hendrix) +
Paul Wiancko (b. 1983) – Only Ever Us **
George Crumb (1929 – 2022) – God-music from Black Angels
Aleksandra Vrebalov (b. 1970) – Gold Came From Space (World Premiere) *
Terry Riley (b. 1935) – This Assortment of Atoms – One Time Only!: Lunch in Chinatown **
Vladamir Martynov (b. 1946) – The Beatitudes +
Traditional, arr. Kronos Quartet, Transcribed by Ljova – Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) +
Stacy Garrop (b. 1969) – Glorious Mahalia *

Program Legend:
* Written for Kronos Quartet
** Written for Kronos Fifty for the Future
+ Arranged for Kronos Quartet

“The Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do.”

-The New York Times

Our Partners

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

Performances at Sixth & I are made possible in part through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

Additional thanks to Pamela Sutherland for her dedication to Washington Performing Arts’s presentations of Kronos Quartet.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

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