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Published: 2014/02/13

Kronos Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary Celebration with Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner

Kronos Quartet will celebrate their 40th anniversary at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on Friday, March 28. The one-night-only concert will feature the world premiere of Terry Riley’s “The Serquent Risadrome”, as well as the New York premiere of “Orion: China” by the great Philip Glass.

The National’s Bryce Dessner will join Kronos Quartet on guitar for “Aheym,” the title track for Dessner and the quartet’s 2013 collaborative release. Wu Man will also make an appearance during Philip Glass’ “Orion: China,” while indie-rock composer Jherek Bischoff will join in on electric bass for “A Semiperfect Number.” In addition, the night will include appearances by tehe Brooklyn Youth Chorus and musicians from youth ensemble Face The Music.

Tickets for the show are now on sale.

Kronos Quartet 40th Anniversary Celebration Program:

*Kronos Quartet*

– David Harrington, violin

– John Sherba, violin

– Hank Dutt, viola

– Sunny Yang, cello

Guests
Bryce Dessner, guitar

Wu Man, pipa

Jherek Bischoff, bass guitar
Quartet This Side Up
Pulsar Quartet
Pannonia Quartet
Face the Music Quartet

Brooklyn Youth Chorus


Music
ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV  “Bubbles“
BRYCE DESSNER  “Aheym (Homeward)“

TERRY RILEY  “The Serquent Risadome“ – *World premiere*

GEESHIE WILEY  “Last Kind Words” (arr. Jacob Garchik)
OMAR SOULEYMAN  “La Sidounak Sayyada (I’ll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You)“

TRADITIONAL  “Tusen Tankar” (A Thousand Thoughts) (arr. Kronos Quartet, trans. Ljova)
SEVERIANO BRISEÑO  “El Sinaloense” (The Man from Sinaloa) (arr. Osvaldo Golijov)

LAURIE ANDERSON “Flow“ (arr. Jacob Garchik)

PHILIP GLASS “Orion: China“ (arr. Michael Riesman) – *NY Premiere*

JHEREK BISCHOFF  “A Semiperfect Number“

CLINT MANSELL  “Lux Aeterna from Requiem for a Dream” (arr. David Lang)

CLINT MANSELL  “Death is the Road to Awe from The Fountain“ (arr. Kronos Quartet)

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