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Saturday, September 7 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Kronos Quartet (Skylight Soundscapes Activation)

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For 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, releasing more than 60 recordings, commissioning more than 1000 works for string quartet, and winning more than 40 awards. The quartet covers a broad range of musical genres, including contemporary classical music. Enjoy a performance by this Grammy-winning ensemble in the chill-out lounge space of the Skylight Pavilion.

KRONOS QUARTET
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello
With special guest Lee Knight

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 +
Wu Man (real. Danny Clay) / Two Chinese Paintings **
II. Traditional / Silk and Bamboo (inspired by Huanlege) +
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings *

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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

Presented in associated with Washington Performing Arts

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Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Skylight Pavilion