Kronos Quartet
Beyond Zero: 1914-1918
A work for quartet with film
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 8PM
Royce Hall

“Kronos continues with undiminished ferocity to make unprecedented string quartet history.” 

- Los Angeles Times

For 40 years, the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, more than 50 recordings, collaborations with composers and performers from around the globe, and more than 800 commissioned works. In this special program, Kronos will perform several newly commissioned works followed by Beyond Zero - a work for quartet and film - in the second half. With Beyond Zero, Kronos Quartet asks many important questions about the conflict dubbed “the war to end all wars” World War I. What were the lessons of The Great War and how can they be applied to today’s world? How did artists bear witness and respond to the human tragedy of the war in Europe a century ago, and what can artists and audiences do in response to wars being fought around the globe today? This new multimedia work commemorates the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. 

Garth Knox - Satellites *
I. Geostationary
II. Spectral Sunrise
III. Dimensions

Fodé Lassana Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) - Sunjata’s Time: III. Nana Triban *
Tanya Tagaq (arr. Jacob Garchik) - Sivunittinni *
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh - Rǝqs (Dance) *
Nicole Lizée - Another Living Soul *
Kala Ramnath (arr. Reena Esmail) Amrit * World premiere


Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - A work for quartet with film
Aleksandra Vrebalov, composer
Bill Morrison, filmmaker
David Harrington and Drew Cameron, creative consultants
Janet Cowperthwaite, producer
Kronos Performing Arts Association, production management

*Works commissioned for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an important new education initiative of which CAP UCLA is a commissioning partner.

Program Subject to Change

Kronos Quartet is a CAP UCLA Fellow. The Fellows Program is dedicated to celebrating masters of their craft through multi-year presentation commitments. 

CAP UCLA Fellows program is supported in part by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy. Funded in part by The Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc. and the Colburn Foundation. Additional support provided by Fariba Ghaffari.

Media Sponsor: KCRW

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