Kronos Quartet Returns the the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Thursday, February 20, 2014 .7PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Quartet and Trio Da Kali
Saturday, February 22, 2014 . 8PM
Dekelboum Concert Hall
Fodé Lassana Diabaté, 22-key balafon
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Singer
Mamadou Kouyaté, Bass ngoni
Kronos Quartet’s ongoing relationship with
the Clarice Smith Center includes working closely with composition students in
the UMD School of Music, as well as collaborating with artists from around the
globe. Known for eclectic musical interests that lead them to create rich and
unexpected concert experience, the musicians of Kronos Quartet (David
Harrington, John Sherba Hank Dutt, Sunny Yang) explore new works and unique
sounds from around the globe in a series of events at the Clarice Smith Center.
For the fourth consecutive year, Kronos Quartet will partner with School of
Music composition students to write new works for string quartet, mentoring the
students through the composition process. Kronos will perform the completed
compositions in a free public performance on Thursday, February 20th.
Saturday, February 22nd, in partnership with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts
Center and the Aga Khan Music Initiative, Kronos will join in concert with famed
Malian vocalist Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté and instrumentalists Fodé Lassana
Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté, in Trio Da Kali's first visit to the United States.
The three musicians of Trio Da Kali hail from the Mande culture of Mali, from a
heritage of distinguished griots (specialist hereditary musical artisans).
Long-term collaborators, the artists aim to bring to the forefront neglected
repertoires and performance styles of the griots, celebrating the African
continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music. In doing so, they bring a
fresh, contemporary, creative twist to their musical art, breathing new life
back into this ancient music.
To learn more about the music of Mali, Trio
Da Kali, and Kronos Quartet, visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
and explore our collections:
- The music of Mali:
- Highlights of this list include:
25 Years — Kronos Quartet
Location: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library — Paged
Call Number: MCD 4725
This 10-CD box set includes many legendary pieces for which this seminal chamber
group is known, including almost twenty works that were composed specifically
for the Kronos Quartet. Among the composers represented on this recording are
Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Terry Riley, Steve Reich
and George Crumb, whose 1970 work Black Angels inspired violinist David
Harrington to form the Kronos Quartet.
soundtracks performed by Kronos Quartet
essays and other writings on Kronos Quartet