The celebrated new-music ensemble Kronos Quartet launches its 40th Anniversary Season with a free-for-everyone concert on the New Haven Green, featuring special guest Wu Man.
The Grammy winning Quartet has eagerly explored new music in a diverse range of genres, spanning contemporary classical music, Mexican folk, experimental, pre-classical early music, film scores, jazz, and tango. The Kronos Quartet, which includes violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, and violist Hank Dutt, will welcome a new ensemble member at its performance in New Haven: cellist Sunny Jungin Yang.
The performance in New Haven will include works specially commissioned and created for the Quartet, as well as Chinese pipa player Wu Man, who was recently named Musical America’s 2013 musician of the year.
Bryce Dessner / Aheym (Homeward) *
Omar Souleyman (arr. Jacob Garchik) / La Sidounak Sayyada
(I’ll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You) +
Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap +
Nicole Lizée / Death to Kosmische *
Richard Wagner (arr. Aleksandra Vrebalov) / Prelude from Tristan und Isolde +
Café Tacuba (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) / 12/12 *
with special guest Wu Man, pipa:
Terry Riley / The Cusp of Magic (first movement) *
Traditional, from the Yi (arr. Jack Body) / Long-ge +
Liu Xue’an (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Will You Ever Come Back +
Philip Glass (arr. Michael Riesman) / Orion: China +
* Written for Kronos
+ Arranged for Kronos
Before the show: String Musicians Play-In
Calling all string players! Join Music Haven in a citywide play-in on the New Haven Green to welcome world-renowned Kronos Quartet on the occasion of its 40th anniversary season. Check back in early June for more information and to download the music that you will play!
Sat, June 22, 2013, 7:00pm
1 hr 30 min
No tickets required - just show up!
Get prime seating, access to the First Niagara Hospitality Tent, and a view backstage with packages beginning at $250 (tax-deductible).
WHERE TO PARK
A special parking deal for Festival patrons is available for the Temple Street Garage and Crown Street Garage: $3 for Saturday evenings (cheaper than parking at a meter!) and $1 for Sundays (easier than trying to find street parking).