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Kronos Quartet / Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Sponsored by Stanford Lively Arts

When

Sunday, February 12, 2012
7:00 pm –
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Where

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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650-725-ARTS (2787)

This event is open to:
Everyone

Admission
Free

Event Details:

Renowned for finding musical common ground across a seemingly limitless expanse of cultures and traditions, Grammy-winners and Lively Arts favorites the Kronos Quartet return for a solo set and a joint performance with Azerbaijan’s revered Alim Qasimov Ensemble—a magically cohesive partnership heard on Kronos’ recent albums Floodplain (2009) and Rainbow (2010). A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and winner of the prestigious IMC-UNESCO International Music Prize, Qasimov is one of the greatest living masters of mugham, a classical Azerbaijani vocal tradition. Kronos founder/violinist David Harrington said he was “magnetized” upon first hearing Qasimov sing, adding, “His voice drew me so close that it has become part of my own inner singing.”

PROGRAM

Jahangirov, J: Köhlen Atim; Rustamov, S.: Getme, Getme; additional works TBA

Generously supported by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and by the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.

 

Admission Info

Reserved Seating $44/50

 

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