Performance Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 9 PM

Kronos Quartet

Zankel Hall
One of the most celebrated ensembles of our day, the Kronos Quartet continues to expand the range and context of the string quartet. This concert includes a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, an extraordinary multimedia production that features music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and a film by Bill Morrison. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Vrebalov’s work recounts her firsthand experiences in the war-torn Balkans of the 1990s, set against Morrison’s film that includes seldom-seen World War I footage from the Library of Congress.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall and My Time, My Music.


  • Kronos Quartet
    ·· David Harrington, Violin
    ·· John Sherba, Violin
    ·· Hank Dutt, Viola
    ·· Sunny Yang, Cello
  • with special guests
    Bryce Dessner, Guitar
  • Face the Music


  • MERLIJN TWAALFHOVEN On Parole (World Premiere)
  • DEREK CHARKE Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BRYCE DESSNER 40 Canons (US Premiere)
  • ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV / BILL MORRISON Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 (for quartet with film) (NY Premiere)


Reich Triple Quartet (Third Movement)
Kronos Quartet and Friends

This performance is part of Signatures.

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